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Bearpen Trail

  There are many wonderful hiking trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains where beautiful scenery awaits you. A visit to Virginia is not complete without some hiking. Bearpen Trail is located quite a long drive from Boone but hiking along this trail is very enjoyable.
Ok, you've been cooped up too long, time to get out in nature a bit and Bearpen Trail in Grayson County, Virginia is the outdoors at it's best. You're sure to run into some wonderful folks from
    Troutdale here, and since you're here, you might as well go to Rocky Hollow. But wait, there's more fun things to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In case you donít mind getting wet, you can always go whitewater paddling on Big Wilson
Creek. Take a side trip to Wilburn Branch, and camping is available at Hurricane Campground. Little Wilson Creek is a tremendous spot to stop at, and a perfect place to camp here at Bearpen Trail is Grayson Highlands State Park. Grayson Highlands State Park is a good site to stretch your legs a bit; New River - South Fork has a good whitewater paddling spot nearby. You imagine that's enough? Just getting warmed up. For the duration of the summer, highs typically  
are in the 80's at Bearpen Trail; all through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. Throughout the winter this place gets highs in the 40's; through the dark hours in the wintertime at Bearpen Trail temperatures fall to the 20's. The high level of rain makes Bearpen Trail a reasonably wet site.

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These outdoors activities are available near Bearpen Trail.
 Campgrounds Near Bearpen Trail:
Scales Trailhead, Troutdale , 2 miles away
Grayson Highlands State Park - Main Camp Ground, Troutdale , 2 miles away
Wise Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Troutdale , 3 miles away
Old Virginia Group Horse Camp, Troutdale , 3 miles away
Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth Of Wilson , 3 miles away
 Whitewater Near Bearpen Trail:
Big Wilson Creek, Grayson County , 2 miles away, Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Close to Mouth of Wilson)
New River - South Fork, Watauga/ Ashe/ Alleghany County , 10 miles away, Class I-II - 61 miles long (Route 1347 to Mouth of Wilson)
New River, Alleghany NC/Grayson VA County , 10 miles away, Class I-II - 11 miles long (Stuart Dam to US 221/21)
New River, Grayson County , 11 miles away, Class I-II - 41 miles long (Stuart Dam to Fries)
Green Cove Creek, Washington County , 14 miles away, Class III-IV+(V) - 1.5 miles long (AT - Virginia Creeper Trail)
 Hotels Near Bearpen Trail:
The Collins House Inn, Marion , 10 miles away
General Francis Marion Hotel, Marion , 11 miles away
Econo Lodge Marion, Marion , 11 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Marion , 11 miles away
Comfort Inn Atkins, Atkins , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Bearpen Trail
Rural Retreat Lake, Wythe County , 17 miles away

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