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Address: FR 152C, Sedona, AZ
Phone Number: 928-203-2900
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Gorgeous, but is an expert hike

This was an amazing hike, I have been up there twice. It is not an easy one. Be prepared for about a 3000 foot elevation gain. If you are not in shape, I would not recommend this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Sedona, Arizona
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Sedona, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was an amazing hike, I have been up there twice. It is not an easy one. Be prepared for about a 3000 foot elevation gain. If you are not in shape, I would not recommend this one for you. It is strenuous! Start early in the morning…as there is not much shade and the mountain is in full sun.... More 

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a challenging hike. It's a vertical hike, not a ring road, nor a walk in the woods. However, if you're moderately fit and into the hard work of hiking upwards, it's got a great reward at the top. We were able to see Jerome in the distance, as well as the expansive red rock vistas that are so... More 

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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54 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

- take 1.5L of water, extra layers, and rain layer--- weather is unpredictable, it was sunny when we left in the morning and drizzled on the way back down - take poles! need for going up and making it down, especially if the rocks get wet from rain! - awesome view points at the top... bring food for a chill... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

you can't be afraid of heights because you will be traversing to a elevation of 1000 ft or more. the views are spectacular from bear mountain and 10 min beyond bear mountain. take lots of water, snacks, dry socks, dry shirt, sunglasses, cell phone, good camera, a buddy. i would say you need to be in good shape to do... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I wanted to do a challenging hike and really enjoyed this one! We went in the dead heat of summer- July. The hike was pretty tough - we are both in our early 30s and relatively fit but there was a lot of steep ascents. I wore shorts and that ended up being a bad idea since... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews 114 reviews
16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Plan spending some time on the trail with this one if you want the summit. If you are a experienced hiker in good shape this will be enjoyable, if you are not its still worth a try because the views are worth the hike. My family of 4 did not use any walking sticks, poles or other equipment so that... More 

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Ringoe
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Bear is a challenge in terms of stamina, steepness, ascent and descent, sliding sand and pebbles. It is a tough hike that is gorgeous every step of the way. TAKE POLES! They help on the ascent and are needed on the descent. Have enough water. Do not do this hike unless you have good stamina and balance. A real sense... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Great hike but very challenging. I would rate it difficult. The views are gorgeous!!! Such an incredible part of the world.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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