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Sat, Feb 11


Bear Creek Nature Preserve

Winter Hiking at Bear Creek Nature Preserve (1)

Come hike with us! Transportation & gear provided!

Registration for this trip will open on Jan 3, 2022 at 12pm (noon) Eastern Time Zone.
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Winter Hiking at Bear Creek Nature Preserve (1)
Winter Hiking at Bear Creek Nature Preserve (1)

When & Where

Feb 11, 2023, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Bear Creek Nature Preserve , 47 Rabbit Run Ln, Bear Creek Village, PA 18702, USA

About the Experience


Bear Creek Preserve is a vast expanse of forests and steep stream valleys in the Lehigh River Watershed. The Buttermilk Falls trail is rated as the 3rd best winter hike in the state of Pennsylvannia. Doing this hike in the winter will provide a completely different perspective into this beautiful and unique terrain. This is a great opportunity for photographers, hiking enthusiasts, and those looking for a good winter adventure!


We'll first meet at our Basecamp on Bucknell's campus. From there we'll commute over to Bear Creek Nature Preserve.

*GoogleMaps link provided

Pre-Trip Meeting: 2/1/2023 @ 8pm (Subject to change with advanced notice. May be virtual - Zoom)

Field Session: 2/11/2023

  • 8:00 AM - Meet at our Basecamp on Bucknell's campus
  • 8:30 AM - Depart for Bear Creek. Enjoy day of hiking
  • 3:00 PM - Arrive back to Basecamp

What's Provided?

  • Some clothing as needed (rain jacket/pants, insulated jacket, baselayers)
  • Hiking gear (small backpack, trekking poles)
  • Full strap crampons & ice axe
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Transportation to/from

What To Bring

  • Clothing that's comfortable to hike and move in (e.g. athletic type clothing and/or synthetic pieces, etc.)
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
  • Insulated warm clothing layers
  • Waterproof hiking boots/shoes
  • Small backpack
  • 1-2 liters of water
  • A hat
  • Sunglasses


This trip is complimentary (FREE / NO COST) to Bucknell students.

Registration Information

This trip is open enrollment to all current Bucknell students. A Bucknell ID number is required to register.

Cancellations & No Shows

Complimentary (FREE) OEL Trips & Outings provided to Bucknell students have limited capacity. If a student signs up and doesn’t show for the program, it’s disruptive for everyone involved and takes away from other student’s experience.

We understand that things come up and life happens. We get it. We simply ask that you notify us at least 48 hours after your pre-trip meeting (approximately 1 week in advance of a Trip or Outing) and let us know of your cancellation. You can do this by going back to our Portal and clicking on the “CONTACT” button in the upper right of the screen.

Failure to contact us of your cancellation in this predetermined timeframe is noted by the OEL Admin Team. After 3 instances (not showing up or cancelling less than a week prior to the trip 3 times), a student will not be allowed to register for future OEL Trips & Outings here at Bucknell.

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