Bearfence Mountain, Shenandoah National Park

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#3 of 9 in Nature in Shenandoah National Park
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  • Easy trail with great beginner rock scramble. Nothing scary. Our kids 13,12 and 9 did it easily following the pack. My husband had no issue completing it with our 3 year old in the baby carrier (but.....  more
    Easy trail with great beginner rock scramble. Nothing scary. Our kids 13,12 and 9 did it easily following the pack. My husband had no issue completing it with our 3 year old in the baby carrier (but.....  more »
  • The hike to the top was worth the amazing view. It is breathtaking. The hike is listed as "easiest" but it could be a challange for some who just enjoy walking on flat surfaces. 
    The hike to the top was worth the amazing view. It is breathtaking. The hike is listed as "easiest" but it could be a challange for some who just enjoy walking on flat surfaces.  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing views from Bearfence Mountain! Not the easiest climb, but we’ll worth the effort. There is a slightly easier trail if you don’t want to do the entire loop. The only downside with this trail is the super narrow trail most of the way up. Some hikers were very considerate, as I would expect from hikers, but there were so many people that just wanted to push past going in the same direction or opposite direction. Super frustrating! Well worth the trip! Highly recommend!!!
  • This is a great hike with amazing views. The trail is only one mile total and can be completed in under an hour (not including breaks and time for taking pictures). As a word of warning, half of the loop involves rock scrambling and you should be prepared as well as physically fit enough to do it. For those who cannot, they can go up the way most people come down since it is a loop. I would also recommend that you go up the scrambling part first (go straight at the Appalachian trail junction) because you don’t want to have to scramble down. Also most of the great views are in the scrambling portion of the trail so if you take the alternate route up, you won’t see the views but you’ll see some nice rock formations.

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