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Bearfence Mountain

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Beautiful 360 degree view!

This was a quick hike for a spectacular view of the Shenandoah National Park. The hike is about 1.2... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tara L
via mobile

We hiked down to Dark Hollow Falls the other day and that was a pretty good hike with pretty... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Nashville, TN
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Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a quick hike for a spectacular view of the Shenandoah National Park. The hike is about 1.2 miles round trip with a bit of rock maneuvering. While the summit is only a 180 degree view, there is a wonderful 360 degree view before...More

1  Thank Tara L
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We hiked down to Dark Hollow Falls the other day and that was a pretty good hike with pretty waterfalls. This Bearfence rock scramble hike took it to whole new level! Good thing the trail is marked with blue paint or I would have never...More

1  Thank PSLC
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

There's a fantastic view in the fall Also there is tons of places to stand to take pictures. There is nothing for kids but hiking at looking at the nature, I recommend this area to visit!

Thank awattif
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This trail goes up and over a huge stash of rocks and boulders at the top of a mountain! We had a lot of fun doing this trail! The trail can be a little challenging. I would recommend wearing boots - don't try this in...More

Thank Sparky9345
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a short hike that entails a rock (more like boulder) scramble. What fun climbing over around and thru these boulders You are rewarded with an amazing 360^ view the return trail is easy stretch of Appalachian

Thank tjay s
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We did research before going there, it mentioned that it is a moderate hiking, well, I do not agreed, but you can take the easy path which it is a short and ok hiking or the rocky one, if choose the rocky one let me...More

1  Thank CeciliaM405
Reviewed 15 August 2017

A nice fun challenging scramble/climb up rocks totally worth it for the 360 degree view of Shenandoah. If you're up for a little challenge with a great reward, this is an excellent hike.

Thank Beatrice F
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This was the fourth and final and favorite hike of our vacation. Our family of 5 (3 adult children) hiked the Bearfence Mountain loop on a Sunday morning. We arrived at 8:00am, and there was one other car in the parking lot. From the lot,...More

Thank gcichocki
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Quick 1.2 up and back hike that has a Little Rock scrambling at the top. The views are great and there are plenty of spots to take pictures! This hike took our group of 6 less than 45 minutes to do. Very close to the...More

1  Thank arichard1129
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This hike was perfect for our family. It's relatively short - only about 0.6 miles each way. My boys (ages 9 to 18) absolutely loved it. The rock scramble portion definitely requires some coordination and care, but is doable by someone in decent shape. There...More

Thank SnowyShasta
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19 December 2014|
Response from love2travelw2gals | Reviewed this property |
I just hiked this mountains this weekend & my 10 year old twin girls are DYING to do it! I plan to take them to the first set of rock scramble before the scary rock scramble with the super tiny cliff & let them enjoy it that... More