Bear Jaw Trail #26
Coconino National Forest

Located 13.9 miles from Flagstaff, Arizona

4 Stars
5,401 Steps 1  (2.4 mi)

The Bear Jaw Trail passes through a meadow at the base of Humphreys Peak, a perfect hike for late spring or early summer when the wildflowers are in bloom.

Bear Jaw Trail


The Bear Jaw Trail has a maximum elevation of 9,745 ft (2,970 m), a minimum elevation of 8,614 ft (2,625 m), and an elevation gain of 3,874 ft (1,181 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Bear Jaw Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
5,4012.4 mi8,614 ft9,745 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
60 min0.13,874 ft8,862 ft
[ B to A ]
1.4 hrs1.68,862 ft3,874 ft

What is the length of the Bear Jaw Trail?

The length of the Bear Jaw Trail is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) or 5,401 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Bear Jaw Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the Bear Jaw Trail in 60 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Bear Jaw Trail Topo Maps

Download free Bear Jaw Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Coconino National Forest topographic maps.

Adjoining 7.5 Minute Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Kendrick Peak, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: White Horse Hills, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: O'Leary Peak, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Wing Mountain, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Humphreys Peak, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Sunset Crater West, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Bellemont, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Flagstaff West, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Flagstaff East, AZ

Is there a Bear Jaw Trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Bear Jaw Trail is located on the Humphreys Peak and White Horse Hills topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Bear Jaw Trail in Coconino National Forest, provided by the National Weather Service. (

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  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain is the cumulative elevation gain.
  8. Loss is the cumulative elevation loss.

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