Bear Flat

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Set in the vast Tonto National Forest, Bear Flat is an out and back that leads to the Bear Flats hiking trailhead on the edge of the very rugged Hellsgate Wilderness Area. The descent into Bear Flat is a steep winding shelf road that offers ample opportunities for glimpses into the wilderness area. The switchback turns are so abrupt and narrow that the Forest Service has installed mirrors to help drivers see traffic coming the other way. There are several dispersed campsites set in the pine forest alongside the trail.