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Address: FR 152C, Sedona, AZ
Phone Number: 928-203-2900
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Tough but well worth it

Not for the faint of heart. If your not used to the altitude that's def the toughest thing to overcome. Steep at a lot of points but absolutely worth the climb. Couldn't find the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Sparta, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Not for the faint of heart. If your not used to the altitude that's def the toughest thing to overcome. Steep at a lot of points but absolutely worth the climb. Couldn't find the end of trail sign though. Kind of a bummer

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Likely the toughest trail in Sedona. I've only done it once to the very top but look forward to doing it again, likely this fall or winter. At the lower end there are actually small to medium size boulders in the trail. It's steep and should not be attempted by the inexperienced. There are two "false summits" so don't get... More 

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League City, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I opted to hike Bear Mountain, as we are always looking for a challenge! The concierge at our hotel even advised that this was a tough hike. Bleh, we didn't let that stop us! We arrived around 6:30 a.m. to make our ascent. The first part is challenging, and we are in excellent shape, but we live... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A good hike for those in good shape. The initial and the final parts are not bad, but the middle requires some serious climbing and stamina. Do not go if a monsoon thunder is expected, as it is an exposed area. Considered one of the tougher hikes in the area.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Moderate hike. Take lots of water if you are going during the summer. Extra jacket during the winter. Also take your camera because it's incredible.

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This hike took us about 4.5 hrs total. It's not for beginners or people with disabilities. Beautiful Views! Take plenty of water

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Bear Mountain Trail is worn trail with shade at the bottom and nice inclines later. Some scrambling and need to watch footing. Our group of four hiked without walking sticks with no problem. Beautiful views at top but did loss the trail briefly going down.

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Cottonwood, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've hiked this trail 3 times, but I am a local. Bring plenty of water (3 liters/adult) even on cool days. Sedona has low humidity and sweat evaporates off before your clothes get wet. Hydrate before the hike. If you are thirsty you're de-hydrated. Beer and wine de-hydrate you. Take a lunch or even a dinner and enjoy the views.... More 

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great hike, but not for the light hearted!! Must be in good shape! Go prepared with plenty of h2o and snacks. Trail marks are hard to see at times. A compass would be smart to take. We got confused which way to go a couple of times. We went when it was 104 degrees. We took plenty of breaks when... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

What a great trail to hike/scramble on. This is not for the faint-hearted if you want to make it all the way to the end. This is a strenuous hiking trail and it does take about 4.5 hrs out and back. There is not much shade so be sure to leave in the mornings and take lots of water and... More 

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