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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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Its Really FUN!!!

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~!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Isaiah D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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~!!!

Thank Isaiah D
Stowe, Vermont
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank hikinglady91
Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank anonymous835
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank John Y
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Heather M
Olathe, Kansas
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bear Mountain is a challenge. To get to the top, there are three major ascents and two minor descents on a very rocky trail, equating to a 2000 ft. elevation gain in 2.5 miles. It's all southern exposure with virtually no shade. Bring strong ankles and plenty to drink and, if you're old, bring your trekking poles - coming back... More 

Thank Cardinalis
Miami Lakes, Florida
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75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this drive expecting the beautiful views associated with Sedona. It really delivered, but what set it apart from the rest, was listening to someone playing the flute somewhere on top of one of the hills. We sat there and listened, and could not imagine a more peaceful setting. Truly outstanding experience.

Thank Rick G
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hiked this trial with my partner on a warm October day. We are both in decent shape but this hike was one of the hardest from our recent trip. It was very much worth it and you felt a sense of accomplishment once you reach the end. If you are looking for a challenge and good workout do this... More 

Thank Michael F
Apopka, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will need 4-5 hours to complete the trail. It is not very crowded. If you take the Outlaw Trail on a jeep tour you can see the opposite view.

Thank markstacon
Sedona, Arizona
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

It is hard to find a trail in Sedona that is not beautiful. That said, there are others I would rate higher in terms of payoff with a lot less effort. This might be your conditioning trail. It has several intermediate summits that can leave the unsuspecting tourist deflated at the prospect of yet more up and down. If you... More 

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