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Bear Mountain Trail #54Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 06 2018
amy1300
Hiking5.00 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   4 Hrs      1.25 mph
2,100 ft AEG17 LBS Pack
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This was the first of 3 days' hiking around Sedona, this trip. Bear Mountain "trail" is more like a class 3 rock climb, in parts, at least for me. If your legs are longer than those of a 5'5" person, your experience may differ. On the downward half of the hike, there were spots where I turned around to go down backward, because the steps were so long.

Spectacular views are all over the place, on this hike. I kept doing 360s, wherever the terrain allowed.

The original description of this trail refers to following cairns -- but on this trip the route was marked with fat white arrows (points on both ends), painted right on the rocks. You can see one of the blazes in one of my photos. Follow those, and watch for boot tracks wherever there's soil between the rocks, and you won't go wrong. (I did see a couple of cairns, but they weren't on the route and they seemed to have been built as a joke, by someone who likes climbing on slickrock.)

The trail is on the mountain's southeast side and has little shade. I did it in blue jeans (hot because it was about 90 degrees out). Shorts would be sufficient for most people -- no brush, unless you choose to go beyond the trail's end on top.
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