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Bearfence Mountain

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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One of my favorite trails!

This trail goes up and over a huge stash of rocks and boulders at the top of a mountain! We had a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Best hike in park

This is a short hike that entails a rock (more like boulder) scramble. What fun climbing over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tjay s
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Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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

Thank Cecilia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The climb was challenging, but lots of fun. The view from the top was worth it. We are not hikers, not in great shape but we're able to make it to the top.

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We took the rock scramble side up. My son (12) loved this. It is a challenge for novice hikers and the rocks are rough (wear pants). My 9 year old was a bit nervous at the rock scrambles' highest points. I was very nervous with...More

Thank RoadTrippinArianne
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This hike was nice. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. We did not take the rock scramble section of the trail but the easier trail that follows the AT. My wife walked with a cane and made the trip without too much...More

1  Thank Kelly C
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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