Bear's Bait

Courtenay, British Columbia

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This trail is located on Comox Lake west of Courtenay. Bear's Bait is a technical bounce that combines some rooted singletrack with a bit of logging road. Beginning at the Puntledge River Fish Hatchery, the trail rolls through a rough singletrack along the Puntledge River before climbing up toward a meadow choked with thimbleberry. As you emerge on a logging road, it drops down wide gravel before heading back into the woods again. After another technical stretch of singletrack and some pretty views along the river, the trail ends at Dam Park at the dam above Comox Lake.

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"This trail is located on Comox Lake west of Courtenay. Bear's Bait is a technical bounce that combines some rooted singletrack with a bit of logging road. Beginning at the Puntledge River Fish Hatchery, the trail rolls through a rough singletrack along the Puntledge River before climbing up toward a meadow choked with thimbleberry.

As you emerge on a logging road, it drops down wide gravel before heading back into the woods again. After another technical stretch of singletrack and some pretty views along the river, the trail ends at Dam Park at the dam above Comox Lake."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Courtenay
Distance: 4.8
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: May to September
Local Contacts: Blacks Cycles, 250-339-7011
Local Maps: NTS 92 F / 11 Forbidden
Driving Directions: Directions to Bear's Bait

Recent Trail Reviews

1/30/2001
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This used to be a fun warm up for what was further up the mountain, but one of the downsides of putting loggers to work building trails is that they made this too easy. It now good for walking your dog or for the wife to ride. The saving grace is that uphill a litle bit from the old Bear's Bait some new trails are starting to develop. More downs are the logging a little further uphill, Lower Bics is already gone, and I bet the suspension bridge is gone by now (I was there 2 weeks ago and the logging stopped at the bridge, for the weekend)



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