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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
Description: Popular scenic area.

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Not for folks with young kids, or pets. Some rock climbing, and I've seen more than one person afraid of the rocks and heights. Great views!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Not for folks with young kids, or pets. Some rock climbing, and I've seen more than one person afraid of the rocks and heights. Great views!

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

WOW! Certainty not for anyone with a fear of heights. I am scared to death of heights & even had panic attack at one point (the ledge & narrow cliff discussed above) but I pulled myself together & did something I NEVER imagined I would do! This was an amazing experience & I would never take my children on it,... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This hike was so much fun, my kids who were 16 and 14 said this was there favorite hike out of the three we did that day. It is not a super long hike but a great deal of it is climbing up and over and through some huge boulders and rock face at the very top of the mountain.... More 

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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Bearfence is located near to the Swift Run Gap (Route 33) entrance to the Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park making it a nice quick hike to an amazing view. Parking is directly across the street from the trail head. The trail starts like a set of steps until you reach several easy rock scrambles. The final scrambles are a... More 

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St. Charles, MO
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We were on our way back to St. Louis from Nags Head and decided to make a detour at Shenandoah National Park. Unfortunately, we had less than a day to experience the park, but thanks to TripAdvisor, made some excellent decisions on how to spend the time. At the top of the list was the Bearfence Mountain hike. The scrambling... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My favorite hike at Shenandoah so far (though I've not yet attempted Old Rag Mountain) Bearfence Mountain starts as a hike and then becomes a rock scramble that takes you to a beautiful summit with 360 degree views. If you have a fear of heights you may feel uneasy at the top as you are standing on a somewhat exposed... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great hike with beautiful views. If you want a hike that's like old rag but only 1/4 of the journey this is your hike. Rock scrambling and great views. Fun hike.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Unless you feel like sporting around, take the Appalachian Trail instead of the dedicated (blue) route. Much easier and with the same outcome, save the hassle of the "rock sramble".

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Brooklyn, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Bearfence Mountain hike is great short hike. If you are doing some smaller hikes in Shenandoah you should definitely include this one. It's a little over a mile round trip, but a good portion of it is rock scrambling. It's a fun hike, but not great for young kids or those who are afraid of heights. Some of the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The hike was long but it was long forgotten when we saw the view. It was a very wonderful experience for the family. You will not be disappointed with the view.

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