Bear Den Park to Buzzard Hill

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Bear Den Park to Buzzard Hill is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bluemont, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,175 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

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hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this on a holiday weekday during the summer and it was definitely one of the toughest hikes I've experienced in the area. If you're looking for spectacular views, skip this and go across Route 7 to Raven Rock which is much shorter and offers great views. This hike was a continuous up and down ascent-descent and offered a great workout. Make sure to bring enough water--this is the only hike I drank all 3L of water in my hydration pack. The climbs are challenging, and there are a few streams to cross that offered a much needed break and water to drench your head in--these are what made this hike tolerable on a 90+ deg summer day.

All in all, great work out and will go back again (on a cooler day). I question the moderate rating on All Trails though, I would categorize this as "hard" compared to the other moderate-rated trails on here.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
4 months ago