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Bear Mountain Trail

FR 152C, Sedona, AZ
928-203-2900
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Ranked #12 of 59 attractions in Sedona
Type: Hiking Trails
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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 NEW 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 reviews 11 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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7 reviews 7 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
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Newport, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I did this hike pretty early in the morning so I was the only one on the trail and it was perfect. As I was setting off from the trailhead parking lot I could hear coyote howls echoing through one of the canyons and it was just absolutely beautiful. As for the trail, it's not a particularly hard one, BUT... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We were told this would take 5-6 hours to do the whole trail. We only took four and we did it with many stops and a modest pace. The views at the top were awesome but even the scenery along the way made it worthwhile. Take a lot of water and a snack. Not many people on the trail and... More

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Fairbanks
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Great hike but i see too many unprepared weekend hikers on this trail starting way to late in the day. It is very exposed and fairly strenuous. The trail head sign should explain this.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is one of the few hikes in Sedona that I've found to be as strenous as some I have done in Las Vegas. You don't need to hike all the way to the top in order to get a strenuous workout. Soon after beginning the hike it's a continuous uphill climb. It really gets your heart pumping. It takes... More

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Gilbert, Arizona
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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Did this hike the same day as Devil's Bridge and this is one strenuous hike so give yourself some time. While the hike isn't long, only 5 miles round trip, it is really tough in some places. I think you will change elevation by about 2000 feet and this hike doesn't use many switchbacks as some portions of the trail... More

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