Bear Mountain

NOTE: The following summary information is to help with hike selection and is not intended to be used for hiking the trail. For your safety and enjoyment, please obtain a copy of Sedona Hiking Guide which is available here.

Summary:  This hike provides excellent views as you climb Bear Mountain

Challenge Level:  Hard

Hiking Distance:  From the parking area to the top of Bear Mountain you'll hike approximately 2 1/2 miles (one way)

Trailhead Location:  The parking area is located on Boynton Pass Road. The trailhead is across the road from the parking area

Description:  Bear Mountain provides fantastic red rock views. Climbing from about 4600 feet at the parking lot/trailhead, there is a natural stopping place at elevation 6150 feet. The total elevation gain to the top is some 1800 feet. From the top of Bear Mountain you can see the San Francisco peaks in Flagstaff.



Guest Photos:

Here are two photos taken by Chip Fleming


For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," the route and waypoints.  

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