Frequently Asked Questions
The trails are open everyday Dawn to Dust.
The distance of the perimeter trail (white blaze) is approximately 1.5 miles. There are several other inner trails that combine is about 3 miles.
There are no restrooms on the hiking trails.
Our Trail Resources page is an excellent place to start for information about hiking on our trails. If you’re looking for a hike recommendation, try our Adventure Trails page.
Camping is not permitted.
No motorized vehicles. The only motorized vehicles allowed on the Bear Legacy AdventureTrail are electric bicycles (maximum speed 10mph) and electric-powered mobility devices for persons with disabilities.
Yes, bicycles including electric bicycles (e-bikes) are allowed on the Bear Legacy Trails. Please be mindful that the trails can get busy with families hiking with little ones. Bikes always yield to hikers.
All groups or organizations desiring to use Bear Legacy Trail for a special event/activity, must obtain a special event permit from the Bear Legacy Adventure Trail.
Kids can hike, bike, find geocaches, play at the fairy garden, jump hopscotch, discover with the Scavenger Hunt and find GeoCaches at the trails. More information about all of these programs can be found here. Trails game can be downloaded and printed.
You are welcome to bring food and use the grills provided. Please take all your trash with you when you leave. The trail does not have trash cans or trash pick up.
There is no running water.
The trail does not have trash cans or trash pick up. Please pack out what you bring in.
Leashed dogs are allowed on the Bear Legacy Adventure Trail. Please help us keep our trails neat and clean for all visitors by cleaning up after your pets and remember that we do not have running water for your pets.
The trails can not accommodate horseback riding.
Free parking can be found at the trailheads along Tollgate Rd. Like any park, exercise common sense and stow away your valuables and lock your doors, Bear Legacy Adventure Trail does not offer security. Overflow parking is along the shoulder of Tollgate Road.
The trails are mostly flat. Some sections of the trail have gradual slopes. Expect some short uphill sections near bridges or levees, but all the trails are considered easy.
It’s important to be prepared for your hike. That means knowing where you’re going and carrying a physical and/or digital map, as well as wearing weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Bring plenty of water and snacks and a bag to carry out your trash. It’s always a good idea to carry a first-aid kit as well.
The trail map is available here.
The trails are managed by volunteers of Bear Legacy that care for the land and trails.
We provide information on major trail changes and closures on our Website home page, Facebook, and Instagram.
Yes! Share your love of trails by giving back either as an individual or a group. Our trail work days and projects are great for a group of friends or a corporate outing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no minimum age to volunteer, however, not all volunteer opportunities are appropriate for younger children. All volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a signed parental permission slip or a parent.
Yes! Take a look at our Trail Projects page to find a list of volunteer projects and dates that need your help. Or fill out our Volunteer Interest Form, and we’ll help find the right opportunity for you!
Nope. If you don’t want to volunteer outside, the Trails have many important and meaningful opportunities that can be done from home. Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form, and we’ll help find the right opportunity for you!
A trail maintainer adopts one or more sections of the trail and visits it periodically to clear debris, checking blazes, and generally ensure that the sections or feature is safe and accessible.
The Bear Legacy Adventure Trail encourages youth to participate in trail projects, and we often work with Scout groups. It is the Scout’s responsibility to identify and perform the preliminary planning for a project. The best way to start is to contact email@example.com.
Yes, we ask for a $40 donation. These donations go toward keeping the picnic area maintained.