Bear Mountain

5 reviews #2 hike out of 216 in
4.6 mi
Distance
1 hrs 43 min
Time
terrain
1,435 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult out and back trail to Bear Mountain in Coconino National Forest. The views are fantastic!


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    user_profile
    2 months, 1 week ago
    This hike is a great workout with rewarding views at the top. With good visibility, you can see the San Francisco Peaks to the north; the red rocks of Sedona to the east & south; and Mingus Mt., Cottonwood & Jerome to the west.
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    user_profile
    2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Tough but so worth the effort. Wear good gripping hiking shoes. Having a hiking pole is also very helpful. Spectacular views.
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    user_profile
    3 months, 1 week ago
    Tough but rewarding. Definitely try to summit in the morning before it heats up.
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    user_profile
    4 months, 1 week ago
    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.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    4 months, 3 weeks ago
    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!
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


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