Bear Jaw Trail #26

Coconino National Forest
Located 13.9 miles from Flagstaff, Arizona (AZ)
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 range of 1,131 ft (345 m).


[ 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 min1.113 ft1,094 ft
[ B to A ]
1.4 hrs91.21,094 ft13 ft

What is the length of the Bear Jaw Trail?

The length of the 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 trail in 60 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the 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.

Topo Maps

Download the free Bear Jaw Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Coconino National Forest topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' 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.



  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 gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.