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Bear Mountain Trail

 4.7 (20)

Length


2.3 Miles 3.7 Kilometers


1,912' 583 m

Ascent

-88' -27 m

Descent

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

6,448' 1,965 m

High

4,586' 1,398 m

Low

Shared By Condor77 77

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A strenuous hike that will reward you with great views.

Condor77 77

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildlife

Description

The trail to the top of the mountain is mostly unshaded, steep and difficult in places. Great views the whole way. The trail begins at a broad path from the parking area, crosses two washes and then starts a gradual ascent 1/4 mile to the wilderness boundary at the base of the mountain.

The trail narrows and begins a 450-foot switchback that is steep and rocky in places. It levels out following a narrow plateau area and then begins a steep, rocky, 500-foot climb in a narrow side canyon to a broad plateau. It crosses the plateau, gradually ascending, dips down, and then climbs another 400 feet to a false summit. Fay Canyon views are to the right (northeast).

The trail continues a moderate climb to the true summit. There are great panoramic views here. Continue over level ground another 200 yards to the Red Canyon overlook and a view of the San Francisco Peaks in the distance to the north. Return by the same route. Do not attempt this hike when there is significant snow on the mountain.

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May 4, 2018
Jonathan Greever
May 3, 2018
Alyssa Scott
Apr 15, 2018
Emily Birdsey
Apr 10, 2018
Kate McConnell
Mar 27, 2018
Kara Cowell
Hard but beautiful 5mi — 4h 25m
Mar 25, 2018
Teresa Herd
Hard!!!! 5.4mi
Mar 10, 2018
Jacob Grendahl
5.2mi
Mar 9, 2018
Joshua Lunsford
4.6mi

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  4.7 from 20 votes

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