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blueBlack Bearfence Loop Trail

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Trail

1.1 mile 1.8 kilometer out and back
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 232' 71 m
Descent: -232' -71 m
High: 3,578' 1,091 m
Low: 3,356' 1,023 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Ben Stockdon

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Dry - All clear, no mud. Rock scramble is fun, recommend shoes with grippy soles.

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A short trail with moderately hard rock scrambles, but great views!

Ben Stockdon

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly A lot of fun for the kids to climb the rocks and short enough that it won't lose their attention.

Overview

Though this trail will lead you past several false summits, be sure to hold out and continue to press on for the real thing. The 360-degree views are well worth the moderate climb required to reach the summit.

Description

As you pull into the parking lot look across the road for the trailhead. This trail has many different side trails branching off of it. This can make it important to remember how to get back, but can also lead to exploring so many other trails at the same time. If you are worried about getting lost, just be sure to use the Hiking Project mobile app to help navigate.

The trail is well marked and as you get about halfway in, the rock scrambles begin. Having a shoe with some good sticky rubber for traction is great here. Some light climbing is involved in the rock scrambles, and you can even boulder a few spots along the trail. In the winter, this trail has a good chance for ice and snow.

Make sure to sit on top of one of the rocks and have a bite to eat while enjoying the amazing views all around you. This is one of the best trails in the park for sunrise/sunset views. It is short enough to get you to a great view while still being enough of a challenge to be rewarding.

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Apr 8, 2019
Cameron Smith
Mar 9, 2019
Sharma Nidhi
Feb 1, 2019
Tyler Adcock
1.1mi
Nov 11, 2018
Yichen Xu
Nov 3, 2018
Kelly Corks
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Oct 19, 2018
Adamson Bryant
with Mom
Sep 29, 2018
Jean-Philippe Thierry
1.1mi
Sep 28, 2018
Jon Hay
Hiked Sunday, September 30 1.1mi

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  4.7 from 22 votes

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  4.7 from 22 votes
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in Virginia

#266

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