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Bear Mountain Trail

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Morning hike, August

From someone with Scottish Mountain experience, this was something a bit different. There is talk of difficulty on the blog, but to put this in context, it is probably about as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From someone with Scottish Mountain experience, this was something a bit different. There is talk of difficulty on the blog, but to put this in context, it is probably about as strenuous as Ben Vorlich or Schiehallion. Certainly nothing like Ben More or Ben Lomond in terms of wasting your legs for a few days. Not much exposure, you will... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I happen to love hiking Bear Mountain sheerly for the challenge and views. But be advised that once you reach the end of the trail, it's kinda like it just ends still on the upward slope. Might be I missed something but I've hiked it 3 times and never find a really comfortable place out of the sun to rest.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Even if you don't have time to reach the top (2.5 hours up / 1.5 hrs down), the view from the first of three summits is well worth the time plus it's a well marked safe trail. My boyfriend did it twice on our trip. Just make sure you bring enough water - 2 water bottles each is not going... More 

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My wife and I did this during our vacation out to Sedona and it was a very hot day. For this one make sure to bring plenty of water and a good attitude as the trail has about 4 peaks to get past for the final 'End of Trail' sign. Overall it is a long hike and fairly strenuous but... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

One of the tougher hikes for Sedona but still very doable and well worth it. Provides great views and gives you a sense of accomplishment when done. Do on a cooler dry day or early in morning on a warmer day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Know the trail markers!!! They are the white diamond shape!! I unfortunately did not at first and found myself trying to climb up an impossible area, needless to say I was still pulling out cacti needles from my arms and legs the whole rest of the day! Due to me getting lost and waiting for others, as I was by... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Not remotely difficult if you hike in New England. This took us 3.5 hours. We could have done it faster. I am 50.

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Tallmadge, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Take your time and your water, but the views from the top are awesome! Took about 4 hours to get up and down the trail, but well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Firstly I'd like to thank the local lady that pointed me in the right direction to the trailhead. In my excitement to get started I nearly set off on the Doe Mountain trail, when I should have crossed the road and climbed over the fence there. The trail itself teases you by starting off very easy, but soon reveals itself... More 

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Wetzikon, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

A very nice trail which took us about 4 hours up and down. The view you get when you reach the top is amazing! But be aware: It's not a trail for beginners! It's quite hard to hike, because it's very steep and you have to climb several times. We even lost the trail twice on our way up because... More 

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