Looking for a great trail near Bentonville, Virginia? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Shenandoah National Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Bentonville ranging from 1.3 to 6.5 miles and from 544 to 2,903 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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5 miles including parking by old ranger station. I'm not sure how it's easy with the rocky conditions and elevation change. Was lucky and saw a bear and other wildlife.

hiking
5 days ago

great hike. clockwise is a burner at the beginning but makes the rest of the hike a breeze. also makes the end a great time to jump in a few swimming holes.

I would recommend this trail if venturing from another trail as a side trip. A great surprise to get the overlooks! Saw ticks on the rocks but I wasn’t bit and had decent bug spray and came across a rattlesnake under one of the boulders. It seemed tired and cold so never rattled. Short steep section and some slippery rocks but not for long. Good primitive camp site near Marshall Loop junction.

hiking
13 days ago

Plenty of streams, cascades, swimming holes, and a couple waterfalls on the Overall Run trail, but Beecher Ridge trail is mostly a trail in the forest. See hike report at: https://travel2walk.com/2019/07/10/virginia-hikes-overall-run-beecher-ridge-loop-july-5-2019/

I would highly recommend this trial. Get to the top and you will be amazed at the glory.

hiking
rocky
26 days ago

Really enjoyed doing this loop. I went clockwise for a shorter & steeper incline and was not disappointed. You reach the summit quicker this way, which leaves 2/3 part of the hike going downhill. Also, plenty of nice camping spots with a few of them near the top.

well maintained trail, good view.

hiking
1 month ago

A lot of ticks and poison ivy on this trail. Be careful. Easy hike to overlook but if you continue on to the bottom and coming back is where the moderate begins. A lot of elevation gain. Good workout on your legs and lungs. Happy Hiking

This loop is several short trails linked together. It has a more manufactured feel to it. Part of the loop was closed due to flooding. If you are camping in the area it would be okay to check out but I wouldn’t make a special trip. Most of the loop is a stroll through meadow like surrounding. Flat, not a lot to look at. The Campground trail was the only section that I found to go through the woods and have shade. TONS OF TICKS. I spent more time checking my dog for ticks than actually hiking. This loop is “eh” at best. I would suggest it for biking or horseback. The overlook has a parking lot no need to actually hike there.

My husband and I love this trail. It’s not a heavily trafficked hike, and the narrow path is more our style. Love the beautiful laurel that is very dense in areas. We saw two bears, one mid-way through the hike and the other at the very end. They responded to our “hey bear!” shouts by turning and walking away unbothered. Also came upon a grouse and it’s (12 or so) babies that were great to watch. Parking was a little confusing but there is a road on the opposite side of Matthew’s Arm where you can park in the lot near the old building. The trailhead is close to the main road as you first turn in to park.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, steep all the way down to a beautiful overlook. I unfortunately got sick at the bottom and decided not tonstay the night and turned arpund and went back up. Tough hike if youre not in shape or feeling ill. My 8year old dog did it no problem. Definately more difficult than shenandoah’s online trail recommendations made it seem.

This trail is rocky with little round rocks very much up and down very difficult challenge. I love it. One day I will ride it all without walking. Goals.

A little hard to find at first, but we parked at the Rattlesnake overlook and walked back to find the trail. We saw a small black bear about halfway through, and then got caught in a rainstorm as we were nearing the end. A very memorable experience!

hiking
1 month ago

Really easy, quick hike...about .8 mile each way. Took our 7 and 5 year old and they loved it. Recommend.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Beautiful overlook in SRSP - one of our favorites. Mostly flat or rolling with one good short climb to Wildcat Ledge.

backpacking
bugs
2 months ago

MASSIVE TICK ACTIVITY. We had plans of backpacking overnight here on 5/17 but turned around after an hour due to the amount of ticks we found on ourselves and our dog. Beautiful hike, and the falls are wonderful, but will not be returning this season if the ticks stay this bad. Currently up to 40 ticks picked off... and counting :(

hiking
2 months ago

Really great trail, definitely go clockwise, I ended up extending it up to the AT for more of a vista and increasing the elevation change. Definitely muddy after all the recent rain. There are about 5 stream crossings just FYI and definitely look out for ticks, had on my sock when I was finished.

Easy hike, would not call it moderate. Very busy on weekends.

hiking
2 months ago

Challenging hike with epic reward at the view and waterfall. The stream crossings made the hike a lot slower but the obstacles were fun(a hiking stick or poles would help a lot on crossings). I wouldn’t recommend doing this near dark, safer during daylight

Awesome smooth beautiful bike ride.

Easy warm up trail if you park by visitor center, gorgeous views of the river and mountains from the overlook, river trails were swampy in several areas but passable. Fun ride.

Good for kids, easy and links to other trails that have more to look at.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Good trails in area. Rode most of the trails south of the campground. No obstacles. The black diamond trails seemed to be labeled as such for their steep sections, which can be pretty steep. Trails were fun and flowed pretty well. Some of the creek crossings in the corners can be tricky. Over all a great place to get a few miles in after a long hike in Shenandoah.

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely recommend this hike for great views, a heart-pumping ascent (agree that clockwise is the way to go) and fewer crowds than the marquee waterfall hikes in Shenandoah. Saw a curious smaller black bear on the Beecher Ridge section. Be prepared for mud and deep stream crossings if there have been recent heavy rains.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked it clockwise and recommend that course. If you are looking for some camping spots there are some awesome ones after the initial switchbacks that look out west toward the valley.

hiking
3 months ago

Well marked trail and very quiet. No significant views.

on Wildcat Ledge Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Very steep climb but well worth the effort. It's easy to combine this trail with others in the park to make a longer hike.

hiking
3 months ago

One of the more strenuous hikes I’ve been on. The 2300 feet of switchbacks well worth the view of the 93 foot waterfall.

Great trail. Very well marked. Nice up and down hills through out. Pretty valleys and ridges with small streams, mostly just mud.

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