Bear Mountain Trail

HARD 252 reviews
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Bear Mountain Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1994 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

From the "Y" roundabout (the intersection of Highway 179 and Highway 89A), drive west on Highway 89A about 3 miles. Turn right on Dry Creek Road. Stay on Dry Creek Road about 3 miles to the end and a stop sign. Turn left on Boynton Pass Road and proceed about 1 1/2 miles to a stop sign. Turn left, continuing on Boynton Pass Road. The trailhead is the second trailhead on the left side, about 1 3/4 miles from the stop sign. The trailhead is across the road from the parking area

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2 days ago

Gorgeous views! A challenging hike and a great workout. Take in all the scenery! Stunning!

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8 days ago

Solid hike with vast views at the summit. A few scrambles on the way but nothing technical (could make for a fun trail run). If you are quick and pressed for time, you could do it in 2 hours or so but I'd allow 3.5-5; it would be a hard trail to follow in the dark.

First Sedona hike so I have nothing to compare it to but definitely worth it. 1.5L of water on a cool day.

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19 days ago

My all time favorite Sedona hike.

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23 days ago

I was solo on this hike and was on a mission to get it done quickly. It took like 2:15 hours round trip, although 4-5 hours seemed to be the more typical pace. Make sure that you bring lots of water, at least 2 liters per person if not 3.

A nice hike that provides more challenge for the area and is well marked with white markers along the entire route.

26 days ago

well marked with white arrows on rocks. best to go earlier in the day. Took about 1 hour 45 minutes each way at moderate pace. 1.5 liters of water.

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28 days ago

Great hike! Elevation gain begins early, and has several steep passages. Views are spectacular! Great photo opportunities! A challenging hike for inexperienced hikers, but not for experienced hikers.

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