From Podunk Road, the Bear Hill Trail starts South on sometimes wet doubletrack. It climbs, narrows and passes the Hedgehog Ledge Trail on the right. It continues climbing and makes a tricky stream crossing on rocks. After several more short climbs mixed with flatter sections the singletrack ends and T's into a steep doubletrack.
Turn right and climb strenuously up the doubletrack to the summit of Bear Hill. The trail turns left off the summit spur and make a fast, fun descent down to the Ferret Trail.