It was an enjoyable loop trail with a variety of nature to observe – waterfalls, forest, wildflowers, mushrooms, ancient lava flows, and several viewpoints of Shenandoah Valley from the AT.
Although it doesn’t get featured often, Bear Church Rock it is a little gem in Shenandoah. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a challenge.
Although there are no mountain views, walking by the river for several hours is pleasant. It also is a good place to go if you want to camp in Shenandoah National Park.
It was a challenging hike with different types of woodland scenery and one lovely viewpoint of Shenandoah Valley from a waterfall overlook.
Although there are no mountain views on this trail, the forest and stream setting is beautiful.
Hiking South Dickey Ridge Trail and around Snead Farm loop provides both great exercise and wonderful opportunities for taking pictures of wildflowers, particularly at Snead Farm.
The Hawksbill Mountain and Franklin Cliffs loop trail was an enjoyable hike with a variety of wildflowers.
We completed the 8.4 mile hike in about 5 and a half hours (you have to factor in photographing time!). It was a good trail, with tall trees in the forest that looked dramatic in the morning mist.