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Sedona Hiking 5 The A to Z of Hiking Sedona Trails
Sedona Hiking 5: A multi-part series. Find useful info on EACH of the Sedona trails, plus, insight from locals on the best Sedona hikes.
Bear Mountain Trail #54
Open: All seasons, but, not recommended when there is snow on the mountain. If you are unsure, contact the Red Rock District Ranger's Station at 928-282-4119.
Length: 2.5 Miles (4 Kilometers) One Way; 5 Miles (8 Kilometers) Round Trip.
Rating: Very Challenging
Hiking Time: Approximately 2.5 Hours One Way; 5 Hours Round Trip
Elevation Change: 1800 Feet (549 Meters).
GPS: N 34° 53.616'; W -111° 51.910' (Parking Lot for the Bear Mountain Trailhead).
Mountain Bike: No.
Dogs: Yes. As always, kindly observe the leash requirement.
Wilderness Area: Yes.
Access: From the "Y" (where 89A and 179 meet), take State Route 89A to the west for about 3 miles. At Dry Creek Road, turn right and continue for another 3 miles to a "T" intersection at Boynton Pass Road. Turn left.
Go 1.6 miles to another "T" intersection, where you'll find FR 152C. Turn left. Continue 1.2 miles to the trailhead parking area on the left. You'll find the actual trailhead for the Bear Mountain Trail across the street from the parking lot.
Red Rock Pass Required: Yes.
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