Bearfence Mountain, Shenandoah National Park

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  • 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 han...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 climb...  more »
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  • Very nice hike. There is no real summit with stunning views but the rock scramble on the way up is a lot of fun. It can be challenging for not-so-fit people. The rock scramble is much different from the one at Old Rag, where you are facing large, round boulders.
  • Very short, kind of strenuous hike all along. But really rewarding views after sorting out rock scramble, which really fun. You can choose to not take the rock scramble and have a more pleasant and easy hike to the top. At the summit you can see in all directions. No dogs allowed on this hike, kind of dangerous for them.
  • Great trail, lots of rocks to climb up and over since the trail is literally on top of and through the rocks. Definitely not a trail to take if you are afraid of heights! Some parts of the trail are up the rocks next to steep cliffs. No pets allowed on this trail for obvious reasons, and not a good trail to take your children on either.
  • Short but great rock scramble! Perfect for anyone a little shy about doing old rag as a first Appalachian rock scramble.
  • The scramble can be a bit much if you are afraid of heights, if you are not it is an amazing place to view both the sunrise and sunset. It is not far from the road, definitely check it out in the fall when the leaves are changing as well
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