Bear Bottom Loop Trail is a 5.4 mile round trip, difficult, multi-use trail. This trail begins at the horse trailer parking area and roughly follows the topographic contour lines skirting beautiful creek bed hollows. Big Oak Trail can be accessed about half way through the loop. The upper portion offers scenic winter views of the Massanutten Mountains. Black bear and deer have been observed in this area. The switchbacks that follow the terrain make this trail feel like a real walk in the wilderness. While this is one of the most enjoyable trails in the park, hikers should allow 2 to 3 hours to complete the trail and be sure to take plenty of water.