Easy Family Hike in Loudoun County

Whether you are looking for a beautiful Fall leaf-peeping hike, an easy Winter walk or a Spring blossom-viewing stroll, Bear’s Den in Loudoun County is a perfect choice. Easy access and parking make this the perfect family hike destination.

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I decided to try it out with six little legs in tow, and trust me, I always go with very low expectations. A friendly stranger warned me against a hike to the overlook with my kids, but I decided to go for it. Worst case, we turn around and try again another day (when I have a little help).

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I’m so glad I did. The view from the overlook is beautiful and worth the $3 parking fee. I can’t wait to come back to see it at sunset.

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If you brave this short hike with Littles, you won’t get to enjoy the view for long. There are more than a few big drop-offs, and I ended up keeping mine on the mountainside instead of the view side. But, they loved climbing up and down the rocks.

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As long as your crew is used to hiking, you’ll all have a great time together. It’s the perfect spot to explore and get in a nice walk.

I would rate the hike from the parking lot to the overlook and easy. My kids hiked it without help and didn’t have any trouble making it back to the car.

 

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