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Bear Mountain Trail

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Most Challenging Hike in the Sedona area

Well marked trail with some scrambling required on the steep climb. Starts off easy to get you warmed up. Lovely 360 degree views from the peak. 4 hour return trip for a 64 year... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mke H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well marked trail with some scrambling required on the steep climb. Starts off easy to get you warmed up. Lovely 360 degree views from the peak. 4 hour return trip for a 64 year old regular hiker.

1 Thank Mke H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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 

1 Thank Dave J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 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 

2 Thank Swagmania
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!

1 Thank joyfullsky
Ramona, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

1 Thank DerekRPearce
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 

1 Thank John A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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 

1 Thank Chuck G
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 

Thank gbreetz
Washougal, United States
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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 !

Thank Diane K
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 

1 Thank genepulser74

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