Scramble(d) not Fried hike

Trail was a mix of scrambling and single track with loose rocks. Trail was well marked with white paint markers. Several false summits make it…

Bear Mountain – scenic views!

Absolutely stunning – nothing like it. However, it’s a bit more technical than some of the other hikes I’ve done. Really steep gradient. But, again,…

Straight up

great climb and descent. Views everywhere.

It is a Beat.

Super hard climb, but views everywhere you look.   Very few hikers, do had the trail pretty much to ourselves.   Best sign at the…

Fashion Week

I forgot how steep this hike is since I hadn’t hiked it since last year. It didn’t help that it was really humid. Outside of…

Fashion Week

I forgot how steep this hike is since I hadn’t hiked it since last year. It didn’t help that it was really humid. Outside of…

Bear

Hot!  No Shade

Brutal Bear Mountain

Grateful we started early in the morning…ended up on the wrong trail to start (Doe Mountain) and started a little later than we wanted.  This…

The mountain without bears!

When you arrive to Sedona, you are met with views that put you in such awe. I am always put in awe the first sight…

Bear!

Car-camped at the trailhead; sun was behind buttes for majority of ascent.  Little white paint marks helped guide the trail.  A few sections of scrambling…

Bear

fun stuff

It was a BEAR

Keep following the dots. We found ourselves off trail a couple of times, but knowing we had to follow the dots, easily got back on…

Bear was a bear

Wow after completing the winter challenge I thought I was in good shape but yeah NO!! This was a fun hike with great views and…

Bear Mountain

This was a strenuous hike, gaining a lot of elevation over a short distance. Stunning scenery.

Bear Mountain Rock Climbing Hike

This was a challenging hike! A 6 miles of which 3 are truly vertical …. trail to the top with lots of climbing! Felt like…

Bursting up Bear Mountain

Hiking poles and gloves are a great idea! A hat and plenty of water especially in the summer months. Our Bear Mountain day hike started…

Bear mtn

Hot and dry today.  Minimal breeze front side.  Amazing views propel you forward.  Following the white blazes was challenging a couple of times but otherwise…

Bear Mtn. (Sedona, AZ)

This trail was very well maintained with very little shade. Hiking it on a Saturday, we encountered less than 10 people on our journey. Everyone…

Da Bear

Probably the best views in town ! The views during the hike are spectacular. Trail ends with a marker “end of trail :)” get early…

Bear Mountain

Started the hike a little after noon. It was hot. Had about 3 liters of water and consumed 2. Trail was in good conditions. For…

Skip Sedona Madness – Hike like a Beat

Wonderful high desert hike, away from the crowds of other Sedona trails. Driving in we past several packed parking lots for other trailheads, with hikers/bikers/kids/dogs/UTVs.…

Bear Mountain 🐻

Challenging hike but gorgeous weather! Lots of cactus flowers and a decent breeze.

Bear with me

Beautiful scenery throughout with colorful wild flowers right from start of the trail. Once you gain some elevation the views of Sedona are spectacular. It…

First One in the Books

We got started a little later than we had hoped, but driving up from Phoenix in the morning it was what worked for us. Fortunately…

Made Bear my B!^#%

We started up the wrong trail (Doe) not seeing any signs for Bear Mt trailhead and got almost a mile up and then realized our…

Bear is not spelt D-O-E, ugh

So we normally hike with the same group every week, but is didn’t work out for this hike. We were minus our photographer and navigator.…

Bear Mountain early morning hike

I hiked to the summit with 2 friends this morning. It was sunny and cool for late May. We climbed quickly up and over a…

Beast of a bear !!

Extremely hot 🥵, bring plenty of water. No shade , rocky trail

Bear Mtn

Great hike! Hiked bear mountain May 18 last year. Bit warmer and more bugs but still beautiful and just as challenging. Departed Peoria at 5:30a..…

Man vs. bear mountain

Used every bit of shade I could find. I started at 6:30 am, but it was still pretty warm with all the direct sun. Great…

There’s More?😳

I’m new to this challenge and my husband is my partner in this adventure. We started our hike at 8 in the morning, a nice…

Bear Mountain

Great hike. Started around 7 am and weather was great. Hard hike, especially after very little hiking with covid 19 lockdown. Great to be back…

Grin & Bear It!

Perfect day for a hike! The weather could not have been better with a high of 77 degrees. My 29 year old son who is…

Grin & Bear It!

Bear Mt. is a bear of a hike! 800 feet of elevation per mile so you are either hitting the gas or the brakes. Every…

Burly Bear

Gorgeous Mother’s Day hike! Comfortable temps in early May. We are still under physical distsncing, so few people on the trail. Pretty clear markings, though…

#1 Bear Mountain

It took me 1 hour and 10 minutes to the summit.  It was a moderately intense hike.  Short and quick.

A Bear of a Hike

This was a challenging one for me, but I made it! I took my dog on this trail for a sunrise hike before it got…

Bear Mountain “Bear of a hike”

A great challenging hike. Started on the trail a 5:30 am temp was 60 degrees definitely worth the early morning drive to get the starting…

Bear Mountain

The trail in good condition has a few knee-high step-ups. Great views at the top really enjoyed this hike. Start early very little to no…

Is this really 4.5 miles?

The weather was an amazing 80 something degree day compared to hot Phoenix (which I absolutely love… don’t get me wrong).  This trail is definitely…

Bear with Me…

Hiked this trail with my 72 yr old uncle. We started early, but took our time ascending and descending. Eventually got caught out in the…

Bear

Besides all the bees swarming around us, this was a hard but awesome hike! Beautiful day

DONE!!! Six Pack Of Peaks Arizona

“The obstacle is the path.” That was my mantra for this first challenge. June 19 – Rallied friends and registered #1 – June 22, Mt.…

Right at the finish line….

Last one! We finished the six-pack of peaks! We were very efficient hikers. We were not so much good at keeping up with the logging.…

Sneaky the Bear

Bear mountain was deceptive, slippery, and very cold! Although beautiful with magnificent views, Bear had a nasty false summit. The trail was unique with large…

Just in time! Finished

It was a beautiful day for a hike. It’s definitely a tough one, decent amount of scrambling, lots of natural “stairs”. Beautiful views from the…

Sunday Bear Scramble

Despite not getting to the trailhead until noon, I was still able to find a parking spot, and the trail was less busy than when…

Bear Mountain, Sedona

Great hike in Sedona. Beautiful views to take in while resting on the relentless climb to the top! Weather was great, trail elements were typical…

Bear Mountain

Started a bit late for such a warm day, but took lots of breaks in the shade. No summit pics – phone died halfway up…

Exposed

When you hike this trail, you need to pick a cool day, start early and take lots of water. The trail is exposed to the…

Bear Mountain Beauty

Tough, steep climb through lots of rocks but spectacular view of the Sedona red rocks.  

Cool day with cool views

Tough steep climb, but views get better and better as you go up!  Requires some mild scrambling in parts.  Got lucky with a nice cool…

Bear Mtn

Gorgeous red rock views. Steep but relatively short. Not as exposed as I expected based on reviews on other sites/apps. Doesn’t compare to the Wilson…

Ketchup

Bear Mountain was no joke! This was a pretty tough hike. I feel like it was harder than Kendrick Peak. The incline and rock scrambling …

Number 2 out of 6!

With the amigo hiking like there’s no tomorrow. This hike after doing Humphrey Peak & Grand Canyon to the river and back to back got…

Bear Mountain Trail

As long as you follow the white paint marks you’re good to go.  There is some rock scaling so make sure you have good hiking…

Big Beastly Bear Mountain

Travel time up and down Strava – 2:47 of course we snacked on delicious goodies with a smorgasbord at the summit. Not heavily trafficked, worth…

Top of the Connecticut

This was one really easy hike and a really long drive :). Compared to the White Mountains, where I usually hike this was an easy,…

A Bear of a Hike

Short but very tough hike.  Lots of sun exposure this time of year so very warm.  Beautiful views all the way but especially on top. …

Hot, hot, hot

Bear Mountain is a beautiful but challenging hike that is best hiked when the weather is more temperate. We began at 9am (later than we…

Bear Mtn SweatFest

Not a long hike, but it’s tough – don’t underestimate the distance!  Take plenty of water and allow yourself time to enjoy it.

Bear Mountain

I hiked this with my mom and we had lots of fun! Took a lot longer than expected, but a well worth hike! Took about…

The Beginning of the End

Another fantastic hike!  Almost missed the parking lot for the trail coming from the north down 41.  Included a picture which might help.  The bugs…

Bear Mountain is a Bear!

Got off to a much later start than planned due to a comedy of errors. Didn’t get on the trail until shortly after 9:00. Since…

Bear-ly Made it Mountain

First peak of the challenge 🙂 Hike was awesome! There were a few times we thought we had made it to the peak but still…

Bear is a BEAR!

Wow!  First time up Bear, and it’s work!  I’d rank it harder than Wilson, Kendrick, and O’Leary, with scrambling required in some areas.  Views are…

Ant trail

Great hike! Lots of incline and of course it was pretty warm given it’s mid summer. Lots of ants all over the trail which was…

Ruck to the Top

What a perfect day for a hike! My Dad, Stepmother, Sister and her Dog Winnie started at the Undermountain Trailhead Parking lot. Geared up with…

Bear Mountain

Great, challenging hike! Made it to the top in just under 1.5 hours and I was movin’! Some of the best scenery I’ve witnessed on…

Bear Mountain

5:30 am start, 7:10 summit, 8:30 am finish. Awesome doing this trail early in the morning – it just started to heat up by the…

Fox vs. Bear

We didn’t realize that you can’t see Bear Mountain from the trailhead and thought we’d reached the top way before we actually did. This hike…

2 down

So… this hike was hard! I would definitely start early, we finished before noon and it was already 95 degrees (90% exposed, few trees for…

Beautiful Bear Mountain

This was a very enjoyable hike with great views at the top. Lots of ripe wild blueberries along the trail and very minimal amount of…

Bear Mountain

Hike#3. Started little after 5am to avoid heat.  Best views of sunrise, hot air balloons.  One of my favorites!

Bear Mountain

Heed fellow hikers warning start this early at or before 7am in the middle of summer. I generally use my trekking poles, however, I quickly…

Bear Mountain

First time on the trail, found it well marked.  Was more of a challenge than I anticipated.  Steady uphill climb with many false summits. Not…

One down, five to go! Bear Mountain done.

Great weather today. Little evidence of yesterday’s rain. Trail in good shape. Foliage summer growth made trail a bit narrow in a few spots. Blueberries…

Bear Mountain

This hike rates as one of the more beautiful hikes I have ever done. The views are spectacular and pictures do not do it justice.…

Bear Mtn

Great trail with lots of steep climbing. Rocky in spots.

So Altitude’s a Thing, Huh?

Having been hiking and crawling all over the Superstitions and other trails in the valley, I felt super ready to get started with the first…

Bear Mountain Hike

Hiked Bear Mountain on 6/29 with a small group and a dog. It was about 85 degrees during the hike and towards the end of…

Bear Mountain Climb

This is a great hike — a lot of climbing for a shorter hike, but well worth the effort.  Weather was just about perfect.  82…

Bear Mountain

Great day, weather was pretty warm. Beautiful views of Sedona! Loved it.

CT’s Tallest

Easy to moderate hike with a gradual uphill. The top is magnificent with stunning views. Well marked trails. Weather was great.

A Bear of a Bear Mt

Pay attention for the white markers, easy to get off trail. Clocked this at 5 miles roundtrip with 2k elevation gain. Took longer than it…

It’s a BEAR alright!

Very well-marked and well-maintained trail (just follow the white diamonds if you’re not sure which way to go).  Hiked with 1 other adult and 2…

This Mountain was a BEAR!

A beautiful hike!  We got an early start, which ended up being a blessing, because it warmed up quickly.   Lots of gain in a…

Almost UnBearable

This was the trail that almost never ended until it did. We started as a group of 4 but only 1 made it to the…

Bear Mountain

Started a little later than we would have liked -10a so it was a hot hike. 5 miles round trip and steep!!!  Beautiful views the…

Bear

Steep….uses some different muscles.

Bear Mountain

Until the saddle, very slow and tedious stepping up on boulders. Great views at the saddle, the peak is crowded with bushes and no good…

It truly was a bear

This trail just kept going up and up. The directions on how to get to the trail head are not accurate from this website so…

Mama Bear

Another adventure in the book of Kassie & Kelly! Not only did we we complete the first peak of the summer 6-peak challenge, we faced…

A Bear of a hike

2051 feet in elevation and 4.92 miles. 1999 elevation done in first 2.5 miles.

Bear Mountain June 8th 2019

Warm day but not too hot. Perfect weather but start hiking early. Moderately tough hike but totally worth it.

Keep the Faith

Got out of Phoenix a little later than planned, arriving at trailhead around 8:30am. Had to park along the main road, but the vending machine…

Bear Mountain in June

Trail is pretty much up or down, not a lot of flat hiking. But there are shady oasis along the trail and the views from…

Bear Mountain

This trail was great. We started the hike at 8am and The weather is pretty hot. I would suggest to go much early at this…

Bear Mountain with the Bees…

Hot But Fun…  great butt kicker of a hike up Bear Mountain from the parking lot. We started it a little late, 8 a.m. ,…

Bear Mountain Beer Breakfast!

Great Saturday morning hike! Wife & I started at 7am, 62 degrees at the start. Got to the top at 9:20, and back at the…

Get Your Climb On!

I was excited to be back at Bear Mountain and actually summit the mountain this trip. I hiked this trail only once before with my…

Bear Mountain – Saw No Bears!

The weather was beautiful for Bear Mountain today – sunny and low 80s, with clouds rolling in near the end of the hike. When I…

The Bear is a Bitch!

Well, technically she’d be called a sow but you get the point.  This is a tough hike when you’re out of shape (like me) and…

Sedona’s Bear Mountain

My husband and I climbed Bear Mountain in Sedona.  A solid 5 miles of exposed trail provided expansive views. It took us about 3 hours…

BEARING IT ALL

It’s getting hot! Get this done earlier in the morning or sunrise

A Bear

This trail is 2 miles of steep.

Smooth climb to Bear Mtn summit

nice smooth climb to the top.  Great trail, nice view from the top.  Weather was warm but not hot.  Perfect day for a hike!

The growling bear

The trail is in great condition & is well marked. There is little shade so bring plenty of water. Great views & blooming cacti &…