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Bear Mountain Trail

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Address: FR 152C, Sedona, AZ
Phone Number: 928-203-2900
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Go big or go home

Yes, this is only a five mile hike, but it is the most challenging five in Red Rock Country and a top ten hike in all trail books. Why? Its about a dozen hikes in one. Its got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sacramento, California

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Sacramento, California
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, this is only a five mile hike, but it is the most challenging five in Red Rock Country and a top ten hike in all trail books. Why? Its about a dozen hikes in one. Its got steep climbs, rock climbing, cliffs, meadows, & you get to look down on all of Red Rock Country if you make it... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming to Sedona and area for "years" and didn't know about this until we were taken there on a jeep tour. You can certainly make out the "bear" and it's a great tour. I would recommend it for those who are not in the ride for a thrill

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for challenging and very rewarding hike with excellent vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys along with close-ups of interesting rock formations - this hike is not to be missed.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We read a lot of the trail reviews before deciding to tackle Bear Mountain. I'll admit the reviews gave me a healthy sense of caution before making this climb, but my partners included a gung-ho climber (who ironically has a fear of heights) and an experienced hiker from the Colorado Rockies. We started out early and planned on allotting five... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

A great hike/climb for anyone prepared to take it on. 2k of gain in 2.5 miles means this is pretty much constant uphill for the duration of the trail. As others have said many posters have not done the whole trail, this is not a trail for Uggs and a 16 oz bottle of water in your hand. You need... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

I'm a girl,I'm 12.I had a lot of fun on this trail!Its really strenuous,be aware,remember take a lot of water!!!!! HAVE FUN~!!!

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Stowe, Vermont
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Have been coming to Sedona for 3 years for the month of November and this remains my favorite hike. Around every corner is another breathtaking view. Recommend you pick a cooler day if possible. Have done it when in the 80's and very tough. This time it was in the 60's and perfect. Took us 1 3/4 hours up and... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This was the hardest trail I've ever done. 2.6 miles up, 1950 foot climb. Great views all along the way. False summit at the half-way point is misleading...wait till you get over the rise and see the actual Bear Mountain in the distance and think to yourself....no way....not possible we're going to get there. Well we did and the views... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This is 2.5 miles one way and climbs about 2,000 feet. It is suggested that each person have a gallon of water with them since they say it should take about 5 hours. We took our walking sticks with us and we were very glad that we did since it can be very steep in some places. The trail is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We ran into locals on the first third of the trip up. They told us that this is the most strenuous trail in Sedona. We have been coming to Sedona for fives years doing nothing but hiking and eating at the great restaurants :) I can tell you the locals are correct! There are multiple plateaus on your way getting... More 

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