Bear's Den Overlook

Park in Bluemont, VA | Outdoors | For Elementary Age - Teens

Bears Den Overlook is a great hike for ages 4 and up on the Appalachian Trail just an hour from DC! Huge parking lot and well-marked trails. Does have some rock scrambles so I would say good for ages 4 and up. Beautiful views of the valley. More at the link below with 19 other Northern Virginia Kid-Friendly Hikes.

Bear's Den Overlook

Bear's Den Overlook. Photo credit: FamilyTripGuides.com

Hours & Tickets

  • Hours: Open daily.
  • Free or Paid: Free
  • Cost: Free
  • Buy Tickets in Advance: No
  • Website: Link

Amenities

  • Restrooms: No
  • Parking Type: Lot
  • Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible: No

You may also like:

Waterfront Park Alexandria

Waterfront Park

Waterfront Park is a community park along Potomac with public art, swinging benches and great views of the river and bridge.

Green Spring Gardens

Green Spring Gardens

Green Spring Gardens is wonderful for families! Located in western Alexandria (west of Lincolnia). Lots here for kids and adults including: “The park has a wooded stream valley with ponds, a naturalistic native plant garden, more than 20 thematic demonstration gardens, a greenhouse, a plant shop, two gift shops, a historic house, and a horticulture reference library.”

Great Waves Waterpark

Great Waves Waterpark

Great Waves Waterpark in Alexandria is a wonderful outdoor water park! It has a giant wave pool which is so fun, water slides, outdoor playground for littles and more! The park is the perfect size for my kids (ages 5 and 8) with tons to do even without going on the tall slides! (My son is under 48” requirement) But they had 2 other fun slides for kids, wave pool, splash pad, and the surprise of the day… the huge netted play structure that was almost empty and in the shade! Note: It was very busy even on a Wednesday. These pics don’t show all the ppl because I didn’t want to post other kids, especially in the water, so I took pics from far away. We were able to be farther away from people by going to the spots ppl were not at (ex. When waves were on, we went to the slides. When everything was busy we went to the awesome play structure which had 1 other kid and wore masks.) Just wanted to put this big disclaimer out there in case you want to social distance even more, I would skip this water park this summer. Another big note is that no food or drinks other than water bottles are allowed in at Great Waves Waterpark. I had to bring my snack of cherries back to the car. Pizza, hot dogs, funnel cakes and Dippin’ Dots are sold there. ⁣

arrow-up icon