Shenandoah National Park: Bear Church Rock Part 2

Continued from Part 1 We then turned left up Jones Mountain Trail and climbed a steep incline for 0.5 miles. Crane-fly Orchid The Crane-fly Orchid, or Tipularia discolor, is a member of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae) and blooms June to September. It is the only species of the genus Tipularia found in North America. It is found […]

Shenandoah National Park: Bear Church Rock Part 1

This weekend we went hiking to Bear Church Rock in Shenandoah National Park’s Central District. It is a shuttle trail, and including a detour to Jones Mountain Cabin, was 11 miles. The trail starts at Graves Mill parking lot and follows Graves Mill Trail alongside Rapidan River for 0.5 miles. You then turn left onto Staunton River […]