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Little Bear Trail #729, NM

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 4.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,736 feet
Elevation Gain 688 feet
Accumulated Gain 746 feet
Avg Time One Way 4-5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.99
Interest Perennial Creek
Backpack Yes & Connecting
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Trips 867 map ( 9,273 miles )
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Preferred   Apr, May, Aug, Sep → 7 AM
Seasons   Early Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  6:24am - 5:31pm
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Overview
The Little Bear Trail is a short trail that meanders through the desert uplands of the Gila Wilderness until dropping down into Little Bear Canyon and then eventually making its way to its terminus at the Middle Fork of the Gila River.



The Hike
The Little Bear Trail starts at the spacious and developed TJ Corral Trailhead. From the trailhead parking lot, the trail gently climbs to a high point a little less than three miles in. Sweeping views, junipers, and hardy ponderosa characterize the first few miles of the hike until the short descent into Little Bear Canyon. A sandy creek bottom and open Canyon eventually give way to a nearly half-mile stretch of narrow, tall canyon walls. The trail and Little Bear Canyon eventually end at its intersection with the Middle Fork of the Gila River and the Middle Fork Trail #157. From here, many choose to continue on to Jordan Hot Springs for an overnight trip, or an ambitious day hike. You may also loop back from here via the Middle Fork Trail, however, a short road walk will be needed to complete one's loop. Another worthy option is to take a break at the Gila River and then return the way you came.
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This hike is listed as One-Way.

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Drive approximately 44 miles north of Silver City, New Mexico on NM-15, and then turn right at the sign for TJ Corral.
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