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Bearfence Mountain

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Rock scramble with views

This moderate hike winds up the mountainside into a rocky outcrop. The trail through the boulders... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
Cool rock scramble

This is a great little hike if you like rock scrambles like we do. Also it is a short hike with a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This moderate hike winds up the mountainside into a rocky outcrop. The trail through the boulders is marked with spots of paint. Although the scramble is not too difficult, you'll need to use both hands and feet to navigate through. The views from the rocks...More

Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great little hike if you like rock scrambles like we do. Also it is a short hike with a quick and well worth it pay off. The summit allows a nice 360 view. We really enjoyed this.

Thank ddallas1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I mistakenly advised my wife (who is afraid of heights) that the first branch in the path wasn't the right one for the easy hike. I can definitely attest that the warnings are accurate. The rock climbing path is NOT appropriate for people afraid of...More

Thank Yuan T
Reviewed 9 October 2017 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
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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