Jones Mountain Trail to Bear Church Rock

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Jones Mountain Trail to Bear Church Rock is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stanardsville, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3274 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Easy hike along the rapidian river. You can continue on to bear church rock which has a great view. The trail gets steeper an more difficult once you finish the jones trail.

7 months ago

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Sunday, November 01, 2015

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Saturday, March 02, 2013

rehiked this four months later. there were surprisingly quite a few folks on the trail even on a cold day.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Got to the trail head around 8AM and so had the trail pretty much to myself for most of the day. Trail is pretty level for the first hour or so and then there's a moderate incline. After that the trail gets the trail gets a bit steeper but nothing too difficult. Great payoff and views at the top. New favorite.