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Bear Mountain Trail

Fr 152c, Sedona, AZ
+1 928-203-2900
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“great hike” (31 reviews)
“lots of water” (14 reviews)
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Fr 152c, Sedona, AZ
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+1 928-203-2900
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"great hike"
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"challenging hike"
in 14 reviews
"lots of water"
in 14 reviews
"san francisco peaks"
in 5 reviews
"fay canyon"
in 10 reviews
"five hours"
in 3 reviews
"great workout"
in 4 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 9 reviews
"elevation gain"
in 6 reviews
"start early"
in 4 reviews
"take your time"
in 9 reviews
"parking lot"
in 13 reviews
"experienced hikers"
in 3 reviews
"rock scrambling"
in 3 reviews
"amazing views"
in 10 reviews
"coming down"
in 4 reviews
"miles round trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bear Mountain Trail is a true hikers hike. It is not easy but the rewards are the accomplishment and the views.

Thank lollygal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First and foremost the piece of paper you get from the chamber of commerce or the National Park service says Bear Mountain trail is a 5 mile hike. It is actually 5 up and 5 down according to my Fitbit. The false summits are mind...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure to take lots of water with you for this hike. It got it's name because flying overhead it looks like a bear. For me it is a BEAR of a hike. About 6miles RT but has a 2000 ft elevation gain, 5 false...More

Thank tomshoe2
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A strenuous hike encompassing spectacular vistas and several unique geologic features such as domes, cross-bedded sandstone and arroyos. Not at all crowded. With some effort you can get away from it all.

2  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Set off early to avoid the crowds and the heat. You can buy your trail pass for your car from Reception at the Enchantment Resort before you go. We took a fairly relaxed pace and it took us 5 hrs to get up and down....More

4  Thank Deb2933
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This is definitely the most difficult hike we have done in Sedona. If you have bad knees, this hike is NOT for you. If you lack endurance, this hike is NOT for you. You start out with a gentle walk from the parking lot over...More

1  Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

The views from the top of Bear Mountain are beautiful, but it is a difficult trail. Can be very hot in summer when there is little shade. Anyone doing this trail should have proper footwear, lots of water and time to spare.

1  Thank Kimbolina55
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

If hiking (with effort) is your passion, the Bear Mountain Trail will not disappoint. The trail offers a range of challenges and environments but can be done within 4 hours by any generally fit person. There is a wonderful plateau on the way up with...More

Thank Russ L
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

For serious hikers or at least the determined, this is one of the most amazing hikes you’ll find anywhere. It is strenuous with four false peaks that leave you wondering if you’ll ever get there. Don’t dispair; allow plenty of time, take it at your...More

Thank Marlene M
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Bear mountain trail was the first trail that my girlfriend and I hit on our trip to Sedona. It's known for being one of the steeper and less traveled trails in the area from what I was told by some locals. The trail is well...More

Thank Will G
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EMonVACAY
5 February 2018|
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Response from D H | Reviewed this property |
You can hike the trail without them. I used them on and off. They were helpful for the steeper parts of the trail. But when we were doing rock scrambling I put them back in my backpack since they were in the way.
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Melissa B
9 January 2017|
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Response from D H | Reviewed this property |
We hiked it Dec 29, 2017 and we were in our short sleeves! There was no ice or snow at all. You just need to watch the weather. The top of the mountain is only at 6000 feet.
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