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Bearfence Mountain

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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We took the rock scramble side up. My son (12) loved this. It is a challenge for novice hikers and... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Merritt Island
via mobile
Nice hike

This hike was nice. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. We did not take the rock... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Kelly C
north carolina
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Shenandoah National Park, VA
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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

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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
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This was our favorite hike. As soon as our kids saw rock scramble they were all for it. I'm not going to lie there were some parts that I was freaking out a little. I was the only one though. The kids (14,11,and 8) thought...More

Thank annecx3
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This was my favorite hike in Shenandoah! The rock scramble is fun and just challenging enough. View from the top can't be beat.

Thank Natalie D
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This was one of our favorite hikes during our visit. The Rock Scramble portion added an element of fun for my teenage son, and I was happy to be able to complete the climb with him. Not super challenging, but definitely more taxing than your...More

Thank AER22
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The rock scramble is a little challenge but very satisfying. Great hike. I'm local and it's one of my favorites.

Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This hike is a great warm up for Old Rag or a much shorter, easier version. We did it the day before as one of our warm up hikes. It is a fun rock scramble but you'll need to be comfortable with drop-offs.

1  Thank heatherminier
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We did the Bearfence scramble..pretty cool climbing sharp rocks (wouldn't want to climb down in the dark).The views were wonderful took lots of pictures. It was a little breezy at the top. The path again had steps an elevation but the rocks were a little...More

1  Thank Tgft2015
Reviewed 30 April 2017

This hike has great views and great variety. The climb takes in terracing, stairs, rock scrabble, forest, and mountain views. It's a good way to see many aspects of SNP!

Thank PfeiffersOnTheGo
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The hardest climb for me. But oh so worth it. I am very proud of myself for completely this hike many rocks to maneuver.

1  Thank aaplunk
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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