Beartree Lake Trail


This paved and gravel-surfaced trail encircles Beartree Lake, an area popular for fishing and swimming. Fishing platforms and a beach area are also provided at the Beartree Recreation Area. 

Trail Open To:

Trail Hiking

At a Glance

Fees No fee for trail use/ $5 per vehicle fee for Beartree Beach area.
Restrictions: No Bicycles, No Horses, No Motorized Vehicles.
Closest Towns: Damascus, VA, Washington County
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Flush Toilets

General Information

General Notes:
  • Trail Length:  0.8 miles
  • Trail Difficulty:  Easy
  • Connecting Trails:  FT # 4551 - Beartree Gap
  • Elevation:  3000-3100 feet
  • Trail Access Points (Approximate LAT/LONG):
    • LAT 36.659547 LONG -81.687978


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From Damascus, VA: Take US 58 east for 8 miles. Turn left onto FR 837 entering Beartree Recreation Area. Take the first right to free parking. Or continue on for 1 mile, throug the fee station, and turn right to reach the beach area of Beartree Lake.

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