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Bell Rock Trail

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 4.4 (17)

An adventurous hike/rock scramble to a couple different ledges near the top with amazingly picturesque views!


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

4,705' 1,434 m

High

4,381' 1,335 m

Low

331' 101 m

Up

11' 3 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

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The beginning of the trail/climb starts off straightforward enough...follow the caged rock cylinders and signs. After a few minutes, you'll get on top of the base of Bell Mountain, and there is a sign that says you can go left or right. I went right first and it was more adventuresome and dangerous, so go left and follow the outlined trail if you want the more straightforward ascent.

Along the climb, there are many ways to the top and no wrong way...climb and deviate to your comfort level. There are points along the way where you are climbing more than hiking and just remember to keep three points of contact (each foot and hand count as a point of contact) with the rock at all times, and you'll be fine. Brace yourself for stunning views from the top!

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Abe Ferraro

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  4.4 from 17 votes

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in Arizona

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View from near the bottom of Bell Rock.
Jul 8, 2016 near Village…, AZ
A cairn below Bell Rock.
Apr 13, 2021 near Village…, AZ
A view of Courthouse Butte
Jan 17, 2018 near Village…, AZ
On top of Bell Mountain!
Jan 17, 2018 near Village…, AZ
Courthouse Butte from Bell Rock.
Jul 8, 2016 near Village…, AZ
Trail is with marked with caged rock trail markers
Jan 17, 2018 near Village…, AZ

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Apr 26, 2022
Brandi Gaylord
Feb 25, 2022
Josie Tomasek
Wandered around the trail surrounding Bell Rock before climbing up. Beautiful weather. Not difficult. I was wearing bad shoes for the hike. — 2h 00m
Jan 5, 2022
Anthony Nguyen
Nov 27, 2021
Samarth shah
Nov 23, 2021
Michael Schieferecke
did this hike up untill it became more of a climbing trail. Got to slick from the rain and sand. 0.8mi — 0h 26m
Jun 1, 2021
LARSON SHIH
Apr 4, 2021
Ryan W
Jan 29, 2021
Doug Egorow