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Bearfence Mountain

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Type: Mountains
Description: Popular scenic area.
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This can also be accurately described as a scramble for the bit to reach the rocks where most people stop for photos and a little break. I would not recommend this for folks who are not limber enough to scramble up jagged rocks and ledges. Small children will not be able to climb some of the areas due to limited... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This was a very different kind of hike. We had a great time with it! It is steep all the way up. There are great views once you get most of the way up. You'll be close to the top and on top of a couple big boulders. This is the best view. Once you get all the way to... More

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New Prague, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I hiked this trail while on vacation with our friends. We've visited about half of our National Parks, and finally made it to Shenandoah. Hiking is one of our favorite activities, and this trip was no exception. Bearfence was the first hike on our list, and it didn't disappoint. It's not a very long hike, and if... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

I took my three boys on this hike ages 9, 7, 6. I wasn't sure how it would be but the boys and I loved it. It was challenging exciting and the views were amazing. Anyone with boys in shenendoah should definitely check this hike out!

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Brighton, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I am an experienced hiker and I found this hike a real challenge. It starts as a steep hike, then a rock scramble and then an easy walk back. We did about 1/3 of the rock scramble and turned around. Why? I was worried I would fall. You need to have strong arms and some courage to scramble the rocks... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is only 1.2 miles, but a 50 plus years old we found it scary and challenging. Longer than 30 minutes but less than an hour. There is one rock that's about 2 feet wide and right next to a 50 foot fall, with a fairly challenging climb. Wow, we were both glad we did it because the reward was... More

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Kent, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Along with my sons I have enjoyed this rock scramble for many years. While not an exhausting climb, there are some breathtaking drop offs. As young children my two sons enjoyed it. As adults today it still provides a good time.

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Ruckersville, Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My brother and I hike this one pretty frequently. It's very short--I think the sign says an hour and a half, but if we're really booking it we can get it down to 30 minutes. So it's a good one for a morning hike when we have to be at work in the afternoon or something like that. Very convenient.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

There is a portion over rocks that needs to be traversed carefully and when the rocks are dry; but the view at the top is great. Young kids seem to bounce along easily; an older person in decent shape can make it up. Someone who had a hip replacement was not able to make it up. The young hikers seem... More

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Portsmouth, VA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

On our last day at Massanuttten, we wanted to go a quick hike before the long car trip home. We did a quick search on Tripadvisor and stumbled upon Bearfence Mountain. All the reviews are quite accurate. We've gone on several hikes throughout our years visiting the mountains and this is by far the most scenic view you could find.... More

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