Bear Jaw

Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Elevation Gain1,541ft
Trailhead Elevation8,527ft
Elevation Min/Max8525/9713ft
Elevation Start/End8527/8527ft

Bear Jaw

Bear Jaw is a hiking and horse trail in Coconino County, Arizona. It is within Coconino National Forest and Kachina Peaks Wilderness Area. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 8,527 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,541 feet. The Black Tank (elevation 8,776 feet) reservoir can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Waterline Road, 9123j and Abineau.

Bear Jaw Professional Reviews and Guides

"This is a hike on the north side of San Francisco Mountain in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness. It’s a cool hike on a hot summer day and is a great display of fall aspen color."

Bear Jaw Reviews

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This was a nice summer hike to get out of the Phoenix heat. There's not too much in the way of views until you reach the top of the Abineau trail, when Humphreys comes into view and you're high enough to see the terrain to the north. The top of the Abineau trail is steep and has loose footing, which makes the descent a bit tricky especially if you've got a heavy pack and are being dragged by two dogs!

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Trail Information

Coconino National Forest
Nearby City
Coconino National Forest
Peaks Ranger District, Coconino National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS White Horse Hills, Humphreys Peak; Coconino National Forest map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Nov 2018