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Bearfence Mountain

Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Type: Mountains
Description: Popular scenic area.
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Shawnee, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was our favorite short hike in the park. Not for the fragile, because you do some climbing over boulders to get to the peak, but the view was 360. The last step up is a bit scary, but there is a lower lookout for those who are more timid. Beautiful hike. Look for the shortcut down using the AT... More

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Baltimore County, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We used to do Bearfence all of the time so I know that it is a great hike. It is one that kids and teenagers really love. To write this review I had to put a date, but, I have to admit that I haven't done it for awhile. Why? Dogs are prohibited from this trail and we hike with... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The first part of Bearfence is really the hardest. It's a steep climb for about 1/4 of a mile. Then it gets really fun. You scramble over the rocks for some fantastic views. It is challenging but so worth it. It helps to be a little bit limber, but I am an old, overweight female so if I can do... More

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San Diego, California
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Bearfence Mountain was a short but challenging hike. It includes some short rock scrambles which lead to nice views of the area. If you like Bearfence and it's rock scrambles and are up for a challenge hike Old Rag.

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Tampa, Florida
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152 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Bearfence mountain offers spectacular views. The family and I had a great time taking pictures in the park.. I recommend videotaping the experience.. Photos can do it no justice..

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Forked River, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

You got to love the rock scramble. You get to hike part of the AT and then climb up and over rocks to a 360 degree view. Best part is there are no small children and pets are not allowed so it's a peaceful hike.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went in may and I don't think we could have picked a better weekend it was absolutely breath taking. You can hike this trail two ways one involves a bit of an elevation and the other involves some climbing, But don't let that discourage you because the views are def worth the hike!! we have a 10 month old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We hike a decent amount as a family, and this was a pretty easy hike (due to the short distance), but there were a lot of rocks to climb over. The views were great. We did this with our 7, 9 and 11 year olds. The older two loved it, but the younger one was a bit scared and needed... More

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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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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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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