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Bear Mountain Trail

FR 152C, Sedona, AZ
928-203-2900
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Ranked #12 of 57 Attractions in Sedona
Type: Hiking Trails
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Wodonga, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

An absolute must for an experienced hiker or any person in shape who likes challenges and is looking for a good hike. The hike is moderate to strenuous. It is challenging in parts but rewarding views are all around you. You would love it.

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Just when you think you are at the summit, the trail keeps going up. It is a tough trail, fairly long and steep in spots, but the view from the top is worth it. Good Luck and Enjoy!

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Bear Mountain Hike – 5 miles R.T., 2000 ft elevation gain. The trailhead parking lot serves the Doe Mt and Bear Mt trailheads. The Bear MT trailhead is across the street from the parking lot. After crossing a wash, there is a steep uphill pull about a mile long and several hundred feet of elevation which leads to the first... More

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My boyfriend, brother and myself (all in our twenties) were looking to do a moderate trail across the street, when a local leaving told us about bear mountain and we decided to give it a chance. This was not an easy hike by any means with points where we were climbing up and down on our hands and knees. However,... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

the trail to the first butte of bear mountain rises precipitously. once there, your first instinct is to say, there i did it. but look again; the trail continues to yet another rise through a surrealistic landscape of creased, weathered white sandstone bordered by gashed canyons in the red rock. ah, you say, there i did it. but look again:... More

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