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Bearfence Mountain

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Great Hike

Quick 1.2 up and back hike that has a Little Rock scrambling at the top. The views are great and... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Kettering, Ohio
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My boys loved this hike!

This hike was perfect for our family. It's relatively short - only about 0.6 miles each way. My... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Quick 1.2 up and back hike that has a Little Rock scrambling at the top. The views are great and there are plenty of spots to take pictures! This hike took our group of 6 less than 45 minutes to do. Very close to the...More

1  Thank arichard1129
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This hike was perfect for our family. It's relatively short - only about 0.6 miles each way. My boys (ages 9 to 18) absolutely loved it. The rock scramble portion definitely requires some coordination and care, but is doable by someone in decent shape. There...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The climb was challenging, but lots of fun. The view from the top was worth it. We are not hikers, not in great shape but we're able to make it to the top.

Thank Matthew G
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

Thank RoadTrippinArianne
Reviewed 10 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 10 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 9 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 25 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
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18 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