Bear Creek Falls (low-flow version)

It has been awhile since we have been to Bear Creek Falls, so why not a quick hike to the cascade and see how it looks without any rain in a month and a half. Arriving at the falls in less than an hour, the chasm contained only a trickle of water compared to the raging stream that was there in April. But the lower stream levels did afford me the opportunity to crawl down into the gorge for a whole brand new experience.

Total distance: 2.96 mi
Max elevation: 4469 ft
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The trail crosses several areas of talus and boulders

The trail crosses several areas of talus and boulders

Bear Creek from under an overhanging rock

Bear Creek from under an overhanging rock

Sliding over sheets of granite

Sliding over sheets of granite

Even with a small flow, a visual of Bear Creek Falls remains stunning

Even with a small flow, a visual of Bear Creek Falls remains stunning

Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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