based on 112 tracks & routes Coconino National Forest #2 hike out of 52 in
1 hrs 43 min
This is a difficult out and back trail to Bear Mountain in Coconino National Forest. The views are fantastic!
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Tough but rewarding. Definitely try to summit in the morning before it heats up.★ ★ ★ ★ ★
2019-03-13 Great hike. The views keep getting better the higher you climb. My total travel Tim was about 4 hours, with about 1 hour of rests/photos/food. Left the trailhead at 1pm, back by 6pm. There was light snow at the top, a nice way to cap the trail. The trail is quite a scramble, so if that’s not your thing maybe do a different one. But the effort involved is totally worth it for the views.★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I hiked Bear Mountain 2011 while vacationing in AZ. It gets a lot of hype for being difficult, but honestly, it didn’t seem that tough even on a hot day in June. Difficult or not, the views from the top of the surrounding red rock country are absolutely stellar!★ ★ ★ ★ ★