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Address: FR 152C, Sedona, AZ
Phone Number: 928-203-2900
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Worth the grind!

Wow! There are several "false summits" with spectacular scenery, but the view from the top is awe inspiring!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Wow! There are several "false summits" with spectacular scenery, but the view from the top is awe inspiring!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It's one of those tough hikes where the summit seems to keep eluding you, but when you do make it, every step is worth it. Fantastic views, just fantastic.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We started this trail thinking it's just a short 5 mile hike, BUT UFF DA, what challenge. The 2 1/2 mile 2000 foot straight up climb is extremely scenic. Coming down is perhaps more difficult than going up as there are some pretty big steps down along the way. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This trail is fairly rugged, and I can barely imagine taking this thing in midday during the hotter months (I would start before 8AM!). But the views are worth it! Mind the white marks to stay on the trail about halfway up- the (rock) cairns are not reliable. There is a sign marking trail's end, so don't stop until then,... More 

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Arizona
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

A great 5.0 mile round-trip hike. About 2000-foot climb last two miles. Reminds me of Mt. Washington, NH (only about half the distance/elevation). At about 1 1/2 mile distance need to watch for trails as there are many and not clearly marked. Stay to the right and get to the incline for the Bear Mountain. Three false tops. Entrance sign... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Of the five days we were in Sedona to hike and explore, this was our most challenging trail ! It was well worth it and we enjoyed it! Very glad we hiked Bear Mountain at the beginning of our hiking trip, as I'm not sure I would have been up to the challenge by days 4 or 5 !! It's... More 

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Friant
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This hike goes from the Bear Mountain/Doe Mountain trail-head. It is just under 5 miles round trip. The trail is rocky with a couple of pitches requiring a scramble, but the exposure is not bad. I'm acrophobic and handled it well. I think is is just under 2000 feet elevation gain. The views are incredible. My favorite was near the... More 

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Kanab, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The sign says strenuous hike, take a gallon of water and plan for 5 hours. That's about right. We power hiked it in 3 hours 45 minutes. It's straight up and straight down. 2,000 feet of climbing. Awesome views and well worth it, but give yourself more time than we did.

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you want a gentle stroll or don't have much hiking experience, this definitely isn't the hike for you. However, if you crave a route packed with scenic views almost every step of the way and are in for a challenge, you will fall head over heels in love with this hike. Don't let the view from the trailhead fool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Our favourite hike in Sedona. View was 360 of Sedona and u can see mountain peaks of San Francisco. Our guide book said 5 hour round trip. We did it in 4.5 which included a 1 hour rest on the peak. The climb fools you a couple times with false peaks and u need to hike down a couple times... More 

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