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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.