Bear Canyon

Naches, Washington 98937

Bear Canyon

Bear Canyon Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This really is a transition zone where pines and even some fir trees cover the more protected north slopes. South slopes are a different story, however, and here you will find bare rocky talus slopes of basalt beneath towering basalt cliffs. Only a few aspens and cottonwoods grow near wet areas.

This mix makes the area prime wildlife habitat. Cover and water are abundant, and so are the birds. Many avid bird watchers know about this place, but few other special-interest users do. White-headed, hairy, downy, and acorn woodpeckers call this area home. Nesting cavities are seen all along the way, and flicker boxes are located along Bear Creek every 1?8 mile or so. Elk can be expected along with the mule deer. All in all, this is a wildlife haven."

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I followed this trail up for about 2.7 miles (one way) so the out and back distance is longer then four miles. However, the trail is poorly maintained and thus some of my hike included bush wacking and walking up the creek bed. I didn't follow the trail to the end so it most likely goes even further.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 hours
April through July
2,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,900 feet
Top Elevation
Wenatchee National Forest, Naches Ranger District
Local Contacts
Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Yakima
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018