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Bearfence Mountain

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Type: Mountains
Description: Popular scenic area.
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This should not be a difficult one and doesn't take too much time. 2 hours should be okay even for beginners. It's just that not always you would find a way to climb the steps. There are rocks that need you to scramble especially when it comes to the top of this place. Would definitely suggest to check weather before... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This hike was pretty much impressive. Not a tough trek for someone who is in particularly good shape, but I wouldn't do it on a rainy day. You have to climb a bit, but not extensively. The viewpoints present astonishing 360° and 180° views of the park.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is one of the easier summits to reach in the park... The rocks are tricky looking but actually very easy to climb. There were some "easy" hikes that were much harder on me. This "moderate" hike was actually quite easy and had one of the best views of the entire park. Don't skip this hike, you will kick yourself... More

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is really a nice hike. It has a nice rock scramble (not hard for the experienced). The views are wonderful at the top. This is an easy hike for an experienced day hiker. I would not do the hike if the rocks are wet. Also, there is a step part so be forewarned if you are afraid of heights.

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Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Believe the description of this hike! It is a scramble and climb across the rocks at the top of the mountain. Not for the faint at heart. Go with a friend, in case you get stuck.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Although this hike is only about a mile and a half, it's a nice little challenge The gorgeous view from the summit is a worthy pay-off. I am a regular hiker and the rock scramble was not particularly difficult for me. My 9-year-old fearless nephew was on his first hike and had a blast!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This hike is challenging for the very cool rock scramble at the top. You look up and say "Is that a trail blaze on that rock?" and yes, it is! Lots of fun, but not for those who aren't agile or are afraid of heights. Our 9 & 10 year old boys loved it.

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Buffalo, NY
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a challenging hike - but very much doable and absolutely worth the trouble. I am a 57 yr old woman in moderately good physical condition and completed this hike with little difficulty - there is a rock scramble that can be challenging, but worth the view, which is spectacular - I would not recommend this hike in wet... More

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Depew, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I'm 62 yrs old and in good shape ( I guess). This was an easy hike, but my first ever rock scrabble, and unsure what that was. I you also don't know, you will be climbing large boulders. It's not bad, but I did have to put my camera into my backpack so it wouldn't smash into the rocks. The... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Fun hike, that has some rock scrambling to a beautiful 360 view. We walk the AT from our Lewis Mountain Cabin to the Bearfence Trail and back, spent 2.5 hours on a lovely hike.

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