Bearwallow Trail is a 6 mile easy trail that begins at an elevation of 3,900 feet. The trail begins on Forest Road 18N06.2 and contours the west flank of St. John Mountain. It is a gentle grade passing through chaparral, mixed pine oak and fir. This trail offers excellent views of Snow Mountain, the Middle Fork of Stony Creek Gorge, and Bear Wallow Creek Canyon. A short side trail leads down to Bear Wallow Creek, which contains a population of native rainbow trout. Horseback riding and backpacking permitted.
Directions from Ukiah: Travel 8 miles west on M10, turn right onto road #18N03, travel approximately 2.5 miles to 18N06 and travel approximately 3.5 miles to the Bearwallow Trailhead.