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Bear Mountain Trail

 11 votes

Length

2.3 Miles 3.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

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

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A strenuous hike that will reward you with great views.

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Overview

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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Jan 28, 2018
Ben C
4.6mi
Jan 7, 2018
Rachel Robinson
Out and back hike. 3 peaks, scrambling, great views of Sedona 5mi
Jan 7, 2018
Matthew Wagner
Beautiful evening for a strenuous hike. Must return for an earlier start so as to summit. 1.7mi
Dec 23, 2017
Nicole L
Femme group Sedona Bear Mtn @ 7 hours
Sep 28, 2017
Janel Crandell
5.6mi
Mar 11, 2017
Brian Carskadon
Mar 11, 2017
Abby Evans
Very steep and difficult, but so much fun and incredible terrain.. views were outstanding 5mi
Dec 11, 2016
Monica Stapleton

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  4.7 from 11 votes

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#9

in Arizona

#91

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731 Since Mar 26, 2015
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