Bear Mountain Trail

Bear Mountain Trail, Sedona: Address, Phone Number, Bear Mountain Trail Reviews: 5/5

Bear Mountain Trail
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David S
11 contributions
Challenging Hike!
Jun. 2021
By far the most challenging hike we did in Sedona. Views from the top are amazing and well worth the struggle. Many false peaks can leave you somewhat discouraged as you climb but don't worry...the payoff at the top is incredible! There are white directional markers painted on rocks to help you stay on the correct trail...they helped us tremendously. We plan to return to Sedona in February and will definitely climb this "mountain" again!
Written 24 June 2021
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Rachel W
27 contributions
Wonderful hike
Mar. 2021
Love this hike. It's definitely difficult, with steep sections that require trail runners or hiking boots to do safely. Hiked in spring and recommend carrying 3.5L water because most of the trail is exposed. Views are stunning and worth the effort!
Written 21 April 2021
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eljuno
Fort Lauderdale, FL30 contributions
Tough but, worth it!
Nov. 2020
There's no other way around it, the mother is tough. We made the mistake to warm up on the mountain across the street...not need! If you want to enjoy it to the fullest, (no matter the shape you are in) take 5-6 hrs so you can enjoy it and not attack it to finish it like we did. We only had 10 minutes at the top. Take more water than you think you'll need...summer or winter! :) Now, don't go home without it! Enjoy :)
Written 17 November 2020
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abrown102
Richmond, VA331 contributions
TOUGH but 100% worth it!
Oct. 2020
We're not experienced hikers but we are runners, so in pretty good shape. This trail took about 4 hours out-and-back including when we stopped for photos along the way & stopped for snacks. Real walking time was probably about 3 hours out-and-back total. We didn't know too much about the trail except the 360 views at the top and 5 miles RT. There were so many peaks, we kept getting excited until we got to the top and saw another one. Lots of GREAT views along the way if you can't make it to the top. Your calves will probably be burning by the end. 100% worth it for the fabulous photos you'll get!
Written 26 October 2020
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Jeanne B
Santa Fe, NM15 contributions
Bear Down for Bear Mountain
Mar. 2020
(I'm the husband of the sharp gal in this member photo) - This is my favorite hike in Sedona, the toughest trail right in town. I'm an aggressive hiker and pounded this baby out most recently in 2:26 on a cool March morning between rain showers.
Great red rock country views, steep with huge sandstone steps in some narrow spots, also includes some not-to-close exposure and cliffs with stunning views from a 'saddle' approaching one of the false summits. This is an absolutely fantastic hike and the bold red rock views remind me of some the bigger hikes in Zion NP, for example Observation Point as well as the West Rim Trail.
Written 16 March 2020
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Froxy54
London, Canada26 contributions
Up and Up and Up
Jan. 2020
This was a great trail, but be prepared for doing a lot of climbing up, beautiful views as you go up, you can see clearly beyond red rocks. Would not want to do this trail in hot weather.
Written 8 February 2020
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RemoScottsdale
scottsdale8 contributions
Great Hike
Nov. 2019
Tough hike but the views are amazing, is only 2 and a half miles and same back but it is a straight up hike, some difficulties on top to find the trail, just follow the signs.
Written 21 November 2019
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MountainDon
Durango, CO77 contributions
A little more strenuous / A little less traveled
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Sedona is a GREAT place for hiking and views BUT tons of people. This one is somewhat different. It shares a parking lot with Doe Mtn (easy hike / great views). So, you have to get to parking lot early but it appears to allow parking at various points on road (with no tickets - unlike Cathedral Rock). Paid parking but you can use a National Parks Pass.

A few things make this hike worthwhile.... No bikes (BTW - I bike too), no horses (= no horse poop) and most IMPORTANTLY NO PINK JEEPS. Once you get back towards mountain, gets steep & deep which thins the herd (somewhat) of number of people you'll see. Close to low grade rock scrambling. Views and sense of accomplishment are great once you get to top. You will have more than a few false summits. Peak in picture is the lighter color one in middle and in back - much higher than red rock peak in foreground.

If you want easier and shorter, stick to Doe Mtn - easy and great views.

After your hike, go up Doe and look across to Bear (see picture) to get a sense of what you accomplished.
Written 15 November 2019
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Robert M
Sedona, AZ362 contributions
Challenging Hike
Sep. 2019
This is a very steep and strenuous hike — an elevation change of 1,200 feet in 2 1/2 miles one way. The trailhead shares its parking space with the Doe Mountain Trail (easy hike). Lots of interesting rock formations, but this is not a trail for novices! Figure on five hours round trip
Written 10 October 2019
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John Luce
3 contributions
Bear Mountain with guide Beau DeMello
Sep. 2019
Beautiful fall day for a hike with wild land trekking guide Beau DeMello. Wonderful view, a must do hike if your in Sedona
Written 1 October 2019
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