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5 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~500 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Bear Creek Lake State Park Map

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Running Cedar Trail


  • Turtles relaxing in Bear Creek Lake State Park in Virginia.

Activities & Features


Running Cedar Trail is a moderate 5-mile hike in Bear Creek Lake State Park. This trail is kid friendly and dog friendly. This trail is great for those who are looking for a little bit of a longer hike and want to get away from people. This trail has blue blazes.


Bear Creek Lake State Park is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was established in 1938 when approximately 100 members of the CCC built the 50-acre lake.

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Contact: Bear Creek Lake State Park 22 Bear Creek Lake Rd., Cumberland, VA 23040

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