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.
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.