Photograph Bear Rocks Preserve

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Added by Sarah Giek

The windswept boulders at Bear Rocks Preserve provide expansive views of the surrounding landscape.  On a clear day you can see as far as the Shenandoah Mountains, making it a popular spot for watching the sunrise.

The Bear Rocks Preserve is a 477 acre land tract maintained and supported by The Nature Conservancy.  Offering a diverse range of plant species more commonly seen in the Northeast, visitors will find blueberries, huckleberries, mountain laurel, azalea, and rhododendron among the sandstone outcrops at the Bear Rocks Preserve.  As one of the most popular attractions in the state of West Virginia, it is not uncommon to find a line of photographers capturing the sunrise from this location.  

Bear Rocks is also a popular trailhead for exploring the adjacent Dolly Sods Wilderness.  For more information on hiking and camping in the area check out this Camp at Bear Rocks adventure and this Backpacking Dolly Sods adventure.  Download a trail map here.

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