This short hike is not a true loop but rather a figure eight. You will hike over a very rough section of trail to the rocky top of Bearfence Mountain, which offers fine views of Skyline Drive, the surrounding mountains, and the valley.
The Bearfence Mountain Loop is listed as a moderate hike because it is short, but the climbs involve using your hands, as well as your feet, to scramble over the rocks. In the summer, naturalist-led hikes leave from the parking area. If you are interested in going on one, check with the park for times and dates.
Shenandoah National Park, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5