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Don't think this is a typical wilderness area.

It's a big hill in the middle of Staunton that seems to have held development at bay. Interesting... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2015
George T
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Staunton, Virginia
A tale of two ladies-a gift to the city.

Betsy Bell and Mary Gray are the names of the twin mountains just as you enter Staunton by I-81 and... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2015
Sondra S
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Staunton, Virginia
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Reviewed November 19, 2015

It's a big hill in the middle of Staunton that seems to have held development at bay. Interesting for that reason, but if you think you're going to a "real" wilderness area, you might be disappointed.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank George T
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Reviewed August 9, 2015

A short walk or drive up a narrow one lane gravel to a small overlook of Staunton from a very small deck. There is a hiking trail of sorts, and usually frequented by underage drinkers unfortunately.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank vincelewis1
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Reviewed June 3, 2015

Betsy Bell and Mary Gray are the names of the twin mountains just as you enter Staunton by I-81 and I-64. These peaks were a gift to the City of Staunton, as long as City Council visited the small park at the top of Betsy Bell once a year, or the property would revert back to the family that owned it. There is a small city park at the top where you can look out over a large part of Staunton as well as the Shenandoah Valley.

Date of experience: March 2015
4  Thank Sondra S
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Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a tiny hike of about a mile rounds trip. Not a lot of scenery going up, but the view from the top is pretty, even if it overlooks the Staunton Walmart and I-81. Great for little kids, but not too little since it's a fairly steep hike up. The hike down is very easy since it's basically a gravel road.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Sean S
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Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great for all birders! Steep hike for strong ones. Let us protect more land! Quiet space . Awesome space at top.

Date of experience: January 2015
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