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Peak 4/6 on Independence Day

This beauty has a lot to offer in terrain and lookouts.  The bench is deceiving and we missed the sign and went down the trail…

Bear Mountain

My legs were feeling this one! A HOT but beautiful day. The high was 90 but we had some cloud cover at times and a…

Kendrick Trail

Day Trip from Avondale 3. Started the trail at 6:15am.  Beautiful  weather! Slight chill for about 5 minutes  but the elevation gain right at the…

Bill Williams Mountain Hike

Beautiful hike! I started around 9am and it wasn’t too hot. The pine trees kept the trail mostly shaded. The last half mile is up…

Wilson Mountain (Sedona)

This app says it’s 7.5 miles, but AllTrails said 9.5, and my Fitbit registered 10.5. This was a beautiful hike, but starting earlier than 8…

Kendrick Mountain Lookout

What a great hike!!! It was definitely difficult as elevation in Flagstaff is so high already. The view from the lookout is outstanding and Humphreys…

Best Mountain

Good condition, but some of the trail markers have faded and I went off track off 2-3 times.

Hail Storm!!

Scenic hike— Memorable historic fire called pumpkin fire dates back in the year of 2000. You will be able to see the aftermath of this…

Rainy Day on Wilson Mountain

Sedona itself  is absolutely  gorgeous as soon as you drive  into town. The view beneath  the bridge outlook is awesome.  Right out the gate you…

Cabin in the Woods

Nice peaceful hike. Very easy to follow trail. Excellent views of Humphreys Peak and other surrounding mountains. Lots of fire damage and fallen trees from…

I climbed Bill ! (Williams)

Bill William Mountain, 9 miles and 2300ft elevation gain. Wonderful temps. 🌲🌲🌲 Always nice to get up north to cooler temps and forest smells. We…

What Wind?

Began my hike up Elden at 6:30am. I was watching closely for any closures due to the Pipeline Fire that sparked the day prior. I…

#2 Peak – Wilson Mountain @ Sedona

Amazing hike, gradual elevation gain plenty of shade at the beginning and end. We were lucky to have the temperatures drop a little bit and…

2 down, 4 to go!

Weather was fine. Trail was longer, but easier than Bear Mtn.

Bear Mountain death hike

this hike was a great short hike so the some challenging sections.  There are 3 separate climbs that are at a steep grade with some…

Hot one

This hike has no shade whatsoever – need to start early. We left phx at 5:15am and hit the trail at 7:45am which was probably…

Mt. Wilson

In the canyon on the way up was wonderful shade and a nice breeze…then flat and sunny, with dy and warm. The Sedona outlook was…

Bill Williams Lookout Gem

Cool temps were a nice relief from the valley.  The climb a good challenge, the meadows calming and beautiful and the views wonderful at the…

Deceptive but Amazing

You think you are at the end but yet start another peak…deceptive indeed…lol. However, this peak challenge was one of the most beautiful hikes I…

Pipeline Fire Hike

Difficult, very elevated hike. Rocky, got lost a lil bit, so GPS definitely recommendeded. Minimal wildlife and flowers. Tree coverage sparse but was pretty windy…

Bill Williams Mt – Done Quick

Trail is well marked and defined, with some evidence of recent work in spots. Plenty of shade, particularly after mile 2, and during the majority…

Want bugs for breakfast?

Great climb. Switchbacks were tough! Mesa views were beautiful. Lots of small loose rock so it can be a pride taker coming down.

1st peak challenge

1st challenge completed-switchbacks after switchbacks. Fallen a few times lol. Bugs everywhere! Lol. It was fun though…I had a great partner to hike with.

My Fave

This was my favorite of the 6. Just a good steady climb alternating between trees and views and all in all a good day. Met…

Spicy

Unfortunately I needed to do this hike on a warmer day. I brought triple the water I would normally bring because I brought the fur…

Nice to see you again, Elden!!

My 3rd time summiting Mount Elden, and still very challenging between the warmer temps, humidity (with looming thunderstorms) and the elevation gain and differences from…

Bill Williams Lookout

Another great trail! Lots of glorious shade and beautiful trail. Got to climb up the fire lookout too! Trail: Bill Williams Lookout #21 Distance: 8.8…

Humphreys Peak

Great hike, two completely different terrains above and below the tree line. Views on top were amazing and beautiful. Was surprised at the bugs on…

Kendrick killer

Great hike for this old gal! Hikes like this keep me moving!

Kendrick Peak

A great trail! Might be a new favorite. Trail: Kendrick Peak Distance: 10 mi Elevation gain: 2,677 to 10,856 ft Confirming yet again my 10k…

Bear Mtn Peak

It was hot!  We started a little too late in the day (9:15) to avoid the heat.  Beautiful views made it totally worth it and…

Elden Lookout

It was a doozy. And a bit warm for northern AZ. Trail: Elden lookout Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation: 2,415 Yummy mimosa brunch at the Toasted…

#1 Bear Mountain @ Sedona AZ

Nice first climb of the six-pack summer challenge. starting to get warmer, Trail is nice but challenging. Bring a hat, sunscreen and lots of water.…

Big Bill

We clocked 10mi with our GPS so bit longer than anticipated. Very nice hike through the forest- plenty of shade. The first 2-3 mi were…

Bear Mountain

Great Hike.  Lots of tall steps.  Prickly Pear cactus were blooming.

Billy’s treck

Trail in great condition, some shade, some steeps, lots of stairs,  cool wind .  Overall good hike!

Beast of a Bear 🐻 Mountain hike

We started our hike at 06:45, and finished 3 hours and 24 minutes later, and it was already starting to get hot out. We took…

Bear Mountain!

AMAZING hike in Sedona! Arrived at the parking lot at about 6:30 am and ended the hike around 12:30 pm. Took our time to take…

Bear Mountain

Started at 730am. Finished at 11am. A little warm toward the end.

Kendricks

Was another beautiful day in Flagstaff,  great trail gorgeous running down.

Mount Elden

Beautiful day easy trail, views were ok but not near as good as other trails.

Red Rock Views For Days

Nice Hike! Started around 5am and didn’t get too much heat in the way back. Took about 4 hours with snack break and pics 🙂…

Bear (more like Grizzly) Mountain

Started the hike at 10:30 am.  Although it got a little warm, there was a light breeze. Trail was a little more rugged than I…

B.W hike

Beautiful morning hike in Williams AZ.

B W Hike

Beautiful morning hike in Williams AZ.

Mount Elden

Very windy at the summit. Nice views of Humphreys peak, and flagstaff.

Gateway to the Grand Canyon

Dense forest mountain trail. Perfect for Summer hiking. Lots of collapsed trees, some on the trail so a lil climbing is involved. Strenuos towards the…

Hiked with 40lbs backpack

Going to hike the Grand Canyon, so decided to use our backpacks to prepare.  It was a little wendy at the top but beautiful view.

Bear Mountain Sedona

Very challenging hike. The views are incredible which make the hike worth the challenge. The trail is very steep at times and very rocky. Bring…

Mt. Elden Hike

Hike was good, the wind picked up about an hour into the hike. The top wa very windy today.

First Hike

The trail was in good condition but the wind was 40 miles per hour. It was a difficult hike. There was snow, but it was…

Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain felt like a freaking stairmaster to me…😂😂. This hike was more difficult than I was expecting because a good portion of the elevation…

Beastly Bear

Reached the Bear trailhead about 6:30am. Free park day due to memorial holiday. After a failed attempt of hiking Bear after Wilson a couple weeks…

Wilson Mountain

All in all this hike was about 12 miles long. I went with a partner and we did the Sedona and Canyon views. Started about…

Wilson Mountain

Trail conditions were good for the most part. Putting was always assured but there was a few trees you had to jump over the block…

Bill Williams Mtn

Saw only two other hikers, plus the lookout tower guy, who helped me identify a bunch of peaks. A little bit buggy in the more…

The Greener Side of Sedona

Beautiful hike. Lots of trees for sun cover. Very green, flowers blooming, butterflies, well defined easy to follow trail. There’s a mile or so of…

North Wilson

Great hike to an amazing view at the Sedona Overlook! Very rocky trail, millions of gnatty flies buzzing in your face below the first bench,…

I like Big Steps

I like Big Steps and I cannot lie when a trail comes in a with itty bitty distance and a big gains you get…soar? Had…

1 down, 5 to go

Busy trail. Sunny, but not too hot. Trail is short, but not easy. Almost as much climbing as hiking…

Fun hike

Pretty views the hum of chainsaws in the distance all in all a good hike.

Bear Down

Great hike! Tough but doable elevation gain. Lots of rocks!

LOOKOUT on Mount Elden

We started at 9:30 and finished at 2:00… Really liked this hike.  Definitely a challenge with the elevation.. The vertical climb happens quick, lots of…

Elden Lookout

This hike was so easy compared to hiking Bear mountain the day before. A perfect breeze, much cooler temps and the trail is very manageable.…

Grin and BEAR it…

Started at 9am and ended about 1:30..  We would have started earlier, but we had driven up from the valley..  It ended up being a…

Beary difficult hike

Started out at 9a and finished at 1p, it was already very warm, a tough terrain, rocky, shears and steep. As most have said, tough…

Bear Mtn

Took a bit over four hours, started cool, but got up to about 90, lots of blooming cacti and century plants. Saw about 20 people…

It was a Bear, alright

My brother and I hit the trail at 08:57, and we reached the summit at 12:09. It was in the mid 70°s when we started-off,…

Sedonas Hardest Hike

Much tougher hike then it looks. Elevates fast. Trail gets a lil difficult to follow at times, GPS app recommended to stay the course. Flies…

Little mound

Great hike, got a little hot, so gladly took some break in the shade of the big trees along the way. First mile was great,…

Solid Start

Any hike in Sedona is going to be great. Bear Mountain is definitely a level of difficulty above your typical Sedona trails. It was starting…

Bear Mountain

Very cool hike; beautiful views! Beware of false peaks and hike was more difficult than we anticipated. Finished in 3.5 hours.

Kendrick Peak

An easy trail to hike on made it possible to push a pace. A lot of sun exposure due to fire years ago, bugs at…

Bear Mountain 5/14

Great hike with amazing views on the way to the top. I only wish I’d completed this hike earlier in May to beat the heat.

Buzzin Wilson

Great weather for this hike.. a bit warm towards the end. Started out at 6:30am. Not very many people hiking the trail, trail seemed to…

1 down – 5 to go !

Early start, 6:30am.  Took me 2:20 to summit……not a quick hiker but enjoyed the sights!  Nice cool morning and mostly shade into the first canyon.…

“B Dubs” My kind of hike!!

I had the trail to myself! I got there shortly after 7, and busted this trail out in just over 3 hours total!! It was…

Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

This hike was a perfect way to spend a Friday. We used the location as an excuse to stay in Jerome because it was only…

Bill Williams Mtn.

Great hike, definitely a little steeper but it is a shame the the top is so covered in cell towers. Flowers in boom created a…

Which way should I go?

It was a great day for reflection. I couldn’t decide on Sedona lookout or North Canyon, so I did both for a total of 12.1…

Wandering on Wilson

Chilly start at 6am but warmed up quick by 8 am. This is a tough hike! I thought about taking my dogs but was glad…

Elden Lookout

Sun was out, lots of wind and more people than I expected down at the lower loop.  Views were ok but definitely a challenge.

Kendrick Lookout

Beautiful hike.  The temps were still in the 40’s around 7a and there were small patches of snow at the top.  Very windy and chilly…

Bear Mountain

This was a beautiful, well marked trail that definitely earns it’s hard rating! I had read about the false summits and thought I was prepared…

A “Bear”y Good Hike

Gorgeous spring day in Arizona! A slight breeze and clear skies. A bit if a rock climb but the trail was marked with white arrows!

Bear Mountain Mother’s Day

This is a challenging hike, but it was beautiful weather for it. It was pretty windy and that was a relief as I finished the…

Fun with big steps

Packed up with 40lb of training weight for JMT segment plans later this year. It was hard with the weight but glad I did it…

Bear with me…

The hike was a bit longer than we expected coming into it, but it only gave us more views to appreciate. We started mid-morning, so…

Bear Mountain Hike

This hike was a challenge for me, the trail is well maintained and easy to follow with the markers along the trail. It is a…

That Bear is Hot! BEAR Mountain Sedona

Easy to follow with white markers. Great cardio and the miles felt longer than 5 miles. High 80s but very minimal  shade so we’re  grateful …

First Trip to Sedona!!

The trail is pretty easy to navigate with the prominent white paint markers. We made it a day trip from Phoenix so the 80 degree…

Bear Mtn

Fun Hike, rocky, amazing view at the top on the back side to sit and eat lunch

Look Out Below!

Trail was rated Hard on AllTrails but I didn’t it find hard at all. Very scenic, with birds making all sorts of music. Beautiful view…

Great day for a hike in the red rocks

Beautiful hike and interesting to see the changes in rocks as I hiked. Not a very difficult trail. Lots of spring flowers blooming. I got…

Wilson Mountain

Beautiful spring flowers, windy day, and great views to sit and eat lunch at the top.

To the top we go

The weather was perfect!!!  The trail has seen some overgrowth since I hiked it last (maybe 4-5 years ago). There were a lot of fallen…

Gorgeous Views

The perfect amount of challenge, steep but manageable. We started early to beat the heat and it took 3 hours and 15 minutes with a…

Bear Mountain

Fun and challenging hike. It is steep but not too long. Lots of stairs/step-ups. The views are incredible. As it warms up an early start…

Bill Williams Mountain

There were some fallen trees near the end, and also some small patches of snow (but totally crossable!). Super windy at the top!

Summer Six Pack #1

Very steep with large step ups and step downs.  Beautiful views along the entire route.