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Bear Mountain Trail

FR 152C, Sedona, AZ
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Ranked #13 of 59 Attractions in Sedona
Type: Hiking Trails
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This trail is visually misleading. Listen to all the guide trail reviews. I am a major hiker, so it was awesome. But, for inexperieinced hikers without poles, it will be a major challenge. The vistas are breathtaking around every corner. If you have the leg power, the energy and the fortitude, you must do this trail. It is one of... More

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Houston, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Bear Mountain was a bear of a hike, but really neat hike and a great way to see the different terrain. There were really difficult parts, easy parts and medium parts. The view was 360 degree for miles and miles! This hike you need to lots of water, sunscreen, and start early (there is little to no shade on this... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Me and my friend Derek walked up this trail, we read the reviews and were trying to figure out how long this would take us. We are relatively fit people and to get right to the summit and back down took us a total of 3hours 50. It is possible to get up and down under four hours but as... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It is a hard hike up but so worth it. We hike for 2 hours and did not quite make it to the top as were running out of water and it was very hot. We were taking lots of pictures and visiting with people so if you just hiked and are younger than us it would be faster.Great views.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This hike is hard but rewarding. You walk through different types of terrain for amazing views. It's definitely rewarding. Bring lots of water!

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Wodonga, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a good, solid hike that will get your blood pumping, takes between three and five hours -depending on photo stops. You do need to be reasonably fit to do this hike, and you do need to carry water and wear sun protection. If you get disheartened by false crests, don't worry there are only four! Great views make... More

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tempe az
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Some seriously steep uphill climbs, not for the faint of heart. Make sure you have plenty of water. Mind your body and if you're feeling a bit wobbly on the way up, don't push it. You need to be sharp for the steep downhill areas, too. There are some awesome views when you make it 2/3rds of the way up... More

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Damascus, Maryland
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

With around 1800 feet of elevation gain in about 2.5 miles, this hike is one of the hardest in the area. If you're an experienced hiker, you can get up in under 60 minutes, and back down in under 45 minutes, if you're less experienced, it can take 3-5 hours total, so make sure you allocate enough time - and... More

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Naples, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Not a hiker in any sense of the word. But since being in Sedona, I am an avid hiker. Never get tired of the trails! Great picture taken! Everywhere you turn is something to be captured by camera! This trail was one of the best!

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Phoenix, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Started at 8 am and took me 4.5 hours. Take plenty of water. I hike slow because I don't want to miss a step. That's probably why it took me 4.5 hrs. Trail just kept going up but worth the sweat and hard work for the views were magnificent. Don't forget to take your camera. Anyway made it back to... More

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