Old Rag Mountain Hike, Shenandoah National Park

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With numerous panoramic viewpoints and one of the most challenging rock scrambles in the park, Old Rag Mountain Hike is one of the most popular and most dangerous hikes in the region due to its length and the difficulty of the terrain. The most common route to the top is a 14 km (9 mi) loop trail that starts at the parking area. Note that even experienced hikers often struggle to scramble across the giant granite boulders that make up some parts of the trail. To avoid the crowds, go during the week. Plan to visit Old Rag Mountain Hike and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Shenandoah National Park attractions using our Shenandoah National Park trip planner.
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  • We hiked the loop from the Berry Hollow Parking Lot because we followed our vehicle GPS (oops) but it worked out just fine meaning we got a spot (mid-week around 10:30). I left my Old Rag passes on.....  more
    We hiked the loop from the Berry Hollow Parking Lot because we followed our vehicle GPS (oops) but it worked out just fine meaning we got a spot (mid-week around 10:30). I left my Old Rag passes on.....  more »
  • This is one of the best day hikes I have experienced. In addition to a steep hike, expect to climb over, under, and around boulders, so wear protective clothing that you don't mind abusing a little.....  more
    This is one of the best day hikes I have experienced. In addition to a steep hike, expect to climb over, under, and around boulders, so wear protective clothing that you don't mind abusing a little.....  more »
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  • Long hiking but we made it!
  • Amazing views, strenuous hike

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