Distance: 18kms Allow: 7 hours Grade: Difficult
To get to the Bear Mountain trailhead travel 4.9 kilometers from the four way stop in Harrison down Lillooet Ave and the Rockwell Drive. You will see a gravel/grassy driveway on your right with an old chain link gate. Above the gate there is a "Mining Act" warning sign that tells you not to enter. The mining company has long ago vacated the area; park your car making sure not to block any driveways and begin your walk up the old service road.
After passing the old mining office, you reach the proverbial fork in the road, take the trail to the right. Along this path you will pass several small waterfalls as a well as gain a great view of both Harrison Lake and the Harrison River. This is a long grinding hike but rewards you at the top of the mountain with a wonderful view of the Fraser Valley and Fraser River.
The trail is long and difficult and in some places a little overgrown. Keep looking for flagging tape at crossroads and always take the trail most traveled.
Tips: The trickiest part is finding the trail head it is not marked but when you find the warning sign for a mining area (long since deactivated) you are at the right place.