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Bear Mountain Trail

 4.7 (23)

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

Conditions


All Clear 52 days ago
Dry - Clear and easy to follow. There are rattlesnakes so watch where you walk and listen. They will let you know they are near. History

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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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Nov 18, 2018
Todd Burgman
Nov 17, 2018
Todd Burgman
Oct 20, 2018
Get Out There!
Beautiful but rigorous. Rattlesnake sighting. He let us know he was near....too near. Be safe and watch and listen. Great hike beautiful area. 5mi
Oct 6, 2018
Siddarth K
Pro: Great views of Sedona. My best Sedona hike so far Con: trail is not well marked (got lost twice) 5mi
May 4, 2018
Jonathan Greever
May 3, 2018
Alyssa Scott
Apr 15, 2018
Emily Birdsey
Apr 10, 2018
Kate McConnell

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 23 votes

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  4.7 from 23 votes
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in Arizona

#54

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1,758 Since Mar 26, 2015
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