Bear Mountain Trail

HARD 233 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
2155 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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4 days ago

This hike was great! First off.. I did this trail with my best friend from Florida who is not use to hiking. She rated the trail as hard. On a scale of 1 to 5 she said about a 4. However, I live in Phoenix and frequently hike squaw peak and camelback mountain. I did not find the trail to be extremely difficult. In fact I would say for experienced trail
Runners it would be a great, technical trail. I believe the path is well marked with white arrows. It took us approximately 3 hours to complete the entire trail and I recorded 4.6 miles on my garmin. We had about 1.5 liters of water each.

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6 days ago

Great hike. Make sure to bring plenty of water and follow the white arrows to stay on the trail.

7 days ago

Outstanding. Bring lots of water. (2L)

9 days ago

I agree and disagree with parts of the reviews. Agree that you need a lot of water, I ran out just as I was finishing with 3.5 liters. I also agree that it was so hard and not for anyone who is not experienced. I disagree that it wasn’t well marked - and this almost deterred me because I hiked it alone.

It was such an amazing workout, beautiful views and I’d highly suggest. I saw 7 people the entire time, which I love

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18 days ago

Awesome hike with breathtaking views! Watch the weather and don't go when it's really hot because it's a lot of climbing and sweating. Love this hike!

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22 days ago

Did this hike as it was rated one of the top in Sedona. Pretty hike, but definitely think there are many better hikes in Sedona.

22 days ago

Great trail. A few false summits. You will know when you've reached the end because there is an End of trail sign. Make sure you follow the white arrows.

23 days ago

Awesome trail, very secluded and incredible views about midway up.

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26 days ago

I’ve hiked this trail twice and enjoyed it both times. It is very challenging so be sure to bring lots of water. It’s nice to bring some food and enjoy lunch and some incredible views.

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29 days ago

Favorite hike in Sedona!