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Bear Head Mountain, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 4.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,757 feet
Elevation Gain 900 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,600 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 10.13
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
14  2016-10-15
Sierra Ancha Peak Trifecta
10  2016-03-05
Picture - Bear Head - Copper Mountain
8  2016-03-05
Picture - Bear Head - Copper Mountain
50  2012-10-06 CannondaleKid
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov
Sun  7:29am - 5:43pm
2 Alternative
Nearby Area Water
Picture Mountain
Picture Mountain
0.0 mi away
3.5 mi
700 ft
Horse Canyon Ruins
Horse Canyon Ruins
1.8 mi away
2.3 mi
-845 ft
Lambing Creek
Lambing Creek
2.7 mi away
1.7 mi
745 ft
J Slash X Ranch
J Slash X Ranch
3.3 mi away
0.7 mi
-375 ft
Malicious Gap
Malicious Gap
3.5 mi away
2.5 mi
650 ft
Bear Head Mountain Loop - Sierra Ancha
Bear Head Mountain Loop - Sierra Ancha
3.6 mi away
3.4 mi
1,632 ft
Del Shay Cabin via FR1938
Del Shay Cabin via FR1938
3.7 mi away
2.0 mi
1,020 ft
Copper Mtn Points - Lower/Upper
Copper Mtn Points - Lower/Upper
3.8 mi away
Boneyback Peak
Boneyback Peak
4.3 mi away
2.6 mi
1,600 ft
Little Cherry Creek Trail
Little Cherry Creek Trail
4.3 mi away
12.6 mi
3,115 ft
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Bear Head Mountain is a 4.8 mile one way hike with 1,600 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 44 miles east-northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. April and October are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.

Overview: For a description about the first part of this hike I suggest referencing Preston's "Picture Mountain" hike. After Picture Mtn, return to FR 875, continue east and in about 3 miles you reach Bear Head Mountain. FR 875 peters out on BHM and you have to bushwhack up to the two summits but it's not too bad if you follow a few cairns and ribbons. Return the way you came or as an option you can can return to the saddle where Bear Head Canyon starts and descend on old track down to FR 609 and take it back to the start.


    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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