Bear Mountain Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,912' 583 m
Descent: -88' -27 m
High: 6,448' 1,965 m
Low: 4,586' 1,398 m
GradeAvg Grade: 16% (9°)
Max Grade: 53% (28°)
Current trail conditions
Popular runs nearby
Mescal Mountain Loop
4.7 mi 7.6 km • Loop • 369 ft Ascent 112.59 m Ascent
Singletrack West Sedona, AZ( 8 )
Culture to Cockscomb Overlook Out-and-Back
8.6 mi 13.8 km • Out and Back • 967 ft Ascent 294.69 m Ascent
Singletrack West Sedona, AZ( 1 )
Kelsey/Hog Hill/Dorsey Loop
13.4 mi 21.5 km • Loop • 2,617 ft Ascent 797.8 m Ascent
Singletrack Parks, AZ( 3 )
10.2 mi 16.4 km • Loop • 499 ft Ascent 152.07 m Ascent
Singletrack Flagstaff, AZ( 6 )
Flagstaff Sky Peaks Aspen Dream 50K
32.0 mi 51.5 km • Loop • 5,982 ft Ascent 1823.2 m Ascent
Singletrack Flagstaff, AZ( 1 )
Run this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“A strenuous run that will reward you with great views.”— Condor77 77
The trail narrows and begins a 450-foot switchback that is steep and rocky in places. It levels out following a narrow plateau area and then begins a steep, rocky, 500-foot climb in a narrow side canyon to a broad plateau. It crosses the plateau, gradually ascending, dips down, and then climbs another 400 feet to a false summit. Fay Canyon views are to the right (northeast).
The trail continues a moderate climb to the true summit. There are great panoramic views here. Continue over level ground another 200 yards to the Red Canyon overlook and a view of the San Francisco Peaks in the distance to the north. Return by the same route. Do not attempt this run when there is significant snow on the mountain.