Ha, if you'd have ridden it sooner it wouldn't have been done.
There is a Bear Paw Scout camp East of Mountain. In fact, a young man from that camp has told me of his intentions of doing his Eagle project on this trail, extending it North of hwy 64 a mile and a half. differ scouts have been a big help in building and doing spring cleaning of this trail.
To answer your question, this is not the same Bear Paw. The Bear Paw being referenced is 12 miles West of Mountain. There is a Scout camp directly to the South this Bear Paw, Camp Gardner Dam.
There is a group ride on Thursday evenings, 6 pm at the Bear Paw. they ride differ areas each week throughout the Summer.
there are at least 6 campgrounds in the area. the best being Boulder Lake and the Bear paw,(which also has rooms, huts, and an inn). So don't be shy about making the trip. If you go and have good time riding, please post a review here.