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Bearfence Mountain

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Loved the Rock Scrabble!

This hike has great views and great variety. The climb takes in terracing, stairs, rock scrabble... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Curtice, Ohio
spring break

The hardest climb for me. But oh so worth it. I am very proud of myself for completely this hike... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Westminster, Maryland
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“rock scramble” (67 reviews)
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Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 29 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!

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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
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The rock scramble was challenging and fun. Aside from the rocks, the hike was easy. There are a few points where there is a sharp drop-off, as you climb over jagged rocks. The view up top was nice, but nothing like Stony Man Mountain. This...More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Rock scramble can be a little challenging for those with joint issues but the view is worth it. We had a wonderful time.

Thank amsxela
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I suggest that this is one of the most favorite hikes in the Central section of Shenandoah National Park....in a relatively short distance and in a relatively less strenuous way, Bearfence Mountain offers the rewards of looking both "Up and Down." As you look up...More

Thank Lance B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Easy climb over the rocks or a nice walk on the wooded path. The path offers opportunities to view birds and forest wildlife.

Thank joycefluharty
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We visited on a beautiful November day. We took the long path up and did the rock scramble on the way down. Don't underestimate the rock scramble. It isn't suitable for small children or anyone not in good physical shape. And be sure you have...More

2  Thank Paul E
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We spent a couple hours on the Bearfence Mountain trail loop. It is a bit of a challenge but not vey long. There are some very nice views from on top of the ridge.

Thank Chucklesbro
Reviewed 5 November 2016

A more difficult although short hike which involves rock scrambling. The 360 degree view at the top is worth the climber.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Did this hike solo and my first rock scramble at that. It's a fairly short hike. I'm 4"10 and it was challenging to climb the rock at two points. Not a hike for those afraid of heights but otherwise loads of fun and the view...More

2  Thank Pearl0020
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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