Raleigh; North Carolina
0.0 Begin the hike by walking south along the road, past the wooden posts that block access to motor vehicles.
0.1 Trail intersection on the right side of the road beginning the circuit portion of this hike. Take the trail on the right. You will return to this point via the left trail.
1.1 Spur trail on the right leads to Backpack Camping site #5. In about 150 feet you will come to a shelter on the right side of the trail. A short trail past the shelter leads to the shore of Bear Head Lake. Just beyond this point the main trail turns east through tall stands of red and jack pines and heads for Becky Lake.
1.6 Trail intersection with Becky Lake on the left. The trail to the left leads back to the trailhead in 0.8 mile allowing for a 2.4 mile hike. To continue the longer hike turn right and in 200 feet reach another trail intersection that begins a circuit of Blueberry Lake. Turn right at this second intersection.
2.2 Spur trail on the left leads to Backpack Camping site #4.
2.6 Evidence of recent logging in the Bear Island State Forest on the right side of the trail. The trail, marked by blue diamonds, soon passes through a very nice stand of red pines.
3.1 Spur trail on left leads to Backpack Camping site #3.
3.2 Spur trail on left leads to Backpack Camping site #2.
3.3 Trail intersection completing the circuit of Blueberry Lake; turn right to return to Becky Lake. In 200 feet, turn right again at the trail intersection.
3.5 Spur trail on the left leads to Backpack Camping site #1. The main trail now becomes quite hilly with short steep ascents and descents.
4.1 Trail intersection completing the circuit portion of this hike; turn left on the road to return to the trailhead.
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