Bear Valley Trail has only one trailhead, so you're looking at an in and out walk. At parts of the year this vicinity sees very little rain, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. This is not a very long backcountry trail but it's always tremendous to bring some emergency supplies, you never know what could happen. There's not much difference in elevation along the hiking and backpacking trail, so you get pretty much the same conditions along the whole hiking and backpacking trail. This hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 276 feet, and that is lower than average. This backcountry hike shouldn't take more than 5 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. Being 5.4 miles long it's an average length hiking and backpacking trail.