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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely the hardest hike of our trip to Sedona. Make sure to take plenty of water and allow 6 hours to complete. Takes a toll on the knees but the views are amazing!

Thank stacikelly
Reviewed 4 days ago

This hike was very challenging at parts when climbing up the rocks, but SO worth the effort. Be prepared with food and water. We got to what we thought was the top, but saw someone coming down the trail and they informed us that the...More

Thank happy4me2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an all-day hike....about 8 to 9 miles round trip. All uphill one way, all down on the way back. Some of the views are spectacular....if you don't mind the length of the hike or the uphill climb, this is a great hike...I would...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed August 2, 2018

So worth the effort! Not too difficult. I just took it slow and easy at my own pace. Bring water and a snack.

Thank Colorfulsue
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Nice hike because great views from the upper section where you climb way above any surrounding features and have a terrific view overlooking Sedona and the buttes and mesas in the distance. There are definitely a few false summits--you have no idea what you are...More

Thank Red S
Reviewed June 3, 2018

What an awesome hike - beautiful scenery, a variety of scenery, hard work but not too hard, incredible views from the top. This is one of our favorite hikes of all time - we really enjoyed every bit of it. We did this hike on...More

Thank LawsonSF
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Starting ar 5am with our guide Carla, we hiked 4 hours admiring the fantastic views and learning about this landscape and geology.

Thank Christophe D
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Bear Mountain Trail is a true hikers hike. It is not easy but the rewards are the accomplishment and the views.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

First and foremost the piece of paper you get from the chamber of commerce or the National Park service says Bear Mountain trail is a 5 mile hike. It is actually 5 up and 5 down according to my Fitbit. The false summits are mind...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Make sure to take lots of water with you for this hike. It got it's name because flying overhead it looks like a bear. For me it is a BEAR of a hike. About 6miles RT but has a 2000 ft elevation gain, 5 false...More

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February 4, 2018|
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Response from D H | Reviewed this property |
You can hike the trail without them. I used them on and off. They were helpful for the steeper parts of the trail. But when we were doing rock scrambling I put them back in my backpack since they were in the way.
Melissa B
January 8, 2017|
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Response from D H | Reviewed this property |
We hiked it Dec 29, 2017 and we were in our short sleeves! There was no ice or snow at all. You just need to watch the weather. The top of the mountain is only at 6000 feet.