Marian Bear Memorial Park is a great place to travel for every level of adventurer. Whether you are new to the hiking world, or an experienced traveler, Marian Bear has something for you.
The San Clemente Canyon trail is 2.7 miles long, and is the most popular of all the trails at Marian Bear Memorial Park. The loop features beautiful wild flowers and has many activity options for all skill levels. The trail is also family and dog friendly (dogs must always be on a leash).
Another trail that Marian Bear Memorial Park has to offer is the Rose Trail. It is a less crowded trail than the San Clemente Trail, but offers the opportunity to see the park’s wildlife. The trail runs 1.5 miles long and is great for hiking, running or walking.
From Flat to Challenging Trails
The public can enjoy over three miles of mostly flat trails along the length of the canyon. More challenging hiking is available on the trails in several of the finger canyons leading up to the mesa tops.
Please be aware that the park is in the wild, and there have been accounts of people encountering rattlesnakes in the brush. Please be attentive while walking the path. A walking stick could be helpful in scaring off the snakes.
The Marian Bear Trail is located near the back of the park and runs 1.6 miles long. This trail is great for all skill levels and has beautiful flowers and plant life. It is recommended to visit the Marian Bear Trail between the months of April and September.
The Biltmore Trail is the shortest of the trails at Marian Bear Memorial Park. It is a mile long, but is home to beautiful flowers and activities along the way. This trail is also best visited during the months of April and September.
Not in the mood for a hike? Marian Bear Memorial Park also offers you the opportunity to enjoy nature on a bike ride. There are maintenance roads along the canyon where visitors can ride their bikes.
The trails in Marian Bear Memorial Park are also great for runners. You can stay on the flat trails for a nice, brisk run. For an extra challenge, you can head off onto side trails or canyons to take your runs to the next level!