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Betsy Bell Wilderness Park

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Don't think this is a typical wilderness area.

It's a big hill in the middle of Staunton that seems to have held development at bay. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2015
George T
Staunton, Virginia
A tale of two ladies-a gift to the city.

Betsy Bell and Mary Gray are the names of the twin mountains just as you enter Staunton by I-81 and... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2015
Sondra S
Staunton, Virginia
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525 Betsy Bell Rd, Staunton, VA 24401-4933
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

The road was in awful shape and lots of washed out part of the road. Not to mention it's a one lane road. If you were to meet another vehicle there was no room for passing. Very Dangerous. Lots of poison Ivy all grown up.

Thank sherryfitzgerald
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I found this park through geocaching....and since there were a few geocaches in the park we figured there would be some hiking trails so we decided to head there for a quick hike. There were no signs or warnings so at the entrance to the...More

7  Thank Mfclingan
Reviewed 18 May 2016

this pretty park is easy to access on foot or by car. Picnicking is available or just take in the panoramic views.

Thank margot l
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Betsy Bell and Mary Gray are the names of the two small mountains within the Staunton city limits. You can drive to the top of Betsy Bell where there is are overlooks and picnic tables. There is also a hiking/mountain biking trail circuit. Mary Gray...More

4  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 19 November 2015

It's a big hill in the middle of Staunton that seems to have held development at bay. Interesting for that reason, but if you think you're going to a "real" wilderness area, you might be disappointed.

Thank George T
Reviewed 9 August 2015

A short walk or drive up a narrow one lane gravel to a small overlook of Staunton from a very small deck. There is a hiking trail of sorts, and usually frequented by underage drinkers unfortunately.

Thank vincelewis1
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Betsy Bell and Mary Gray are the names of the twin mountains just as you enter Staunton by I-81 and I-64. These peaks were a gift to the City of Staunton, as long as City Council visited the small park at the top of Betsy...More

3  Thank Sondra S
Reviewed 27 May 2015

This is a tiny hike of about a mile rounds trip. Not a lot of scenery going up, but the view from the top is pretty, even if it overlooks the Staunton Walmart and I-81. Great for little kids, but not too little since it's...More

Thank Sean S
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Great for all birders! Steep hike for strong ones. Let us protect more land! Quiet space . Awesome space at top.

1  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

Beautiful scenery and two overlooks of the town. At the very to of the mountain there's a cut down tree and someone has painted it red and it looks like a heart. Very cute. There are hiking and biking trails. I will visit again.

Thank Stephanie R
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