Old Rag Mountain, Shenandoah

Old Rag Mountain, Shenandoah

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Shenandoah National Park, there is a mountain known as Old Rag. It is a popular place for hiking and rock climbing because it is not like most of the mountains in that part of the country. Old Rag has an exposed (rocky) summit and large granite exposures similar to those found in Sierra Nevada, Yosemite, North Carolina and New Hampshire.

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For bouldering, it is rather undeveloped, but there are bouldering challenges along the trail.

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For hiking, there are two routes. The longer one is 9 mile circuit hike and the shorter one is a 5.4 mile mile out-and-back hike to the summit.

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At the summit, you are treated to amazing views of the valley below.

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Old Rag is a great destination for folks who love to explore nature. It has aspects that will appeal to all hikers, regardless of experience level. Highly recommended for adults and families with teens.

Old Rag is located in the Shenandoah National Park, near Sperryville, VA. For full information on parking, fees, and safety precautions, please click on the preceding link.

 

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