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Bear Mountain Trail

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Strenuous but Spectacular

This is a great hike and gives you many choices on how much you want to bite off! If you go all the way to the top and back, it will take 3 to 6 hours, depending on your level of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hike and gives you many choices on how much you want to bite off! If you go all the way to the top and back, it will take 3 to 6 hours, depending on your level of conditioning. The first third goes through great terrain and is a worthwhile hike. The next third gives you a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best hike we found in the Sedona area. It got some great steep uphill grades, a waterfall during the right season, and a vista from the top of one of the highest points in the area. Snow caps in the distance are the icing on the cake. It's a good long hike to the top... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

2000 feet of elevation in 2.2 miles! Amazing! Highly recommend this hike. It's strenuous and is a long 2.2 miles straight up. And the way down is fun but not easy on the knees!

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Ramona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Honestly, this was my most memorable experience in Sedona by far. Although this tough rocky, steep path may be difficult, it definitely pays off. With a 360 degree view with a perfect line of sight of amazing landscapes. A big shoutout to The Hike House for mentioning this to us and what to look out for while on the trail.

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Do your self a favor, with a trail/hike/climb that warrants the effort. I would say this is a moderate hike/trail, with stunning views. Without stops would have taken us about 3.5 hours up and down. About 2 up and 1.5 down. But the views make you stop to take it all in. You have to be in good shape to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Hey we wanted to do a difficult hike in the Sedona area and we did it. Bear Mountain Trail is a beauty, starting off with a expansive view of the mountain - and if you look closely, you can see the ultimate destination that is three false summits away. :) This hike starts off relatively easy, but quickly goes up.... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Am by no means a hiker so offering an opinion with that caveat. Challenging uphill terrain with sections where you are not sure if you are where you are supposed to be. I loved it. She not so much. Views are beautiful and the noises of the wings are awesome. Estimate of five hours to complete is a bit generous... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Off of Boyton Pass road just outside of Sedona, a great moderate ability hike with views in all directions once you hit top. Bring your camera and lots of water. And a nice lunch !

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 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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