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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Bear Flat Trail #178 - Tonto NF, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 8.02 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,957 feet
Elevation Gain 1,127 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,930 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 14.45
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Preferred   Apr, Oct, Mar, Nov
Sun  6:56am - 5:21pm
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Bear Flat Trail #178 - Tonto NF is a 8.02 mile one way hike with 1,930 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 61 miles northeast of Scottsdale Arizona. April and October are the best months to enjoy this hike.


An old jeep trail that is very easy to follow, the first quarter mile after leaving the Bear Flat Trailhead is steep, but passing through an unexpected grove of mixed conifer rewards the visitor.

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    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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