Old Rag Mountain Description
Located in Shenandoah National Park, Old Rag Mountain is one of the most popular hikes in the region and one of our favorite weekend destinations.
The Old Rag Ridge trail climbs via several switchbacks to the 3291 foot peak.
Near the top, hikers will be challenged by several rock scrambles where they will be required to climb, scramble, crawl, and squeeze their way through some challenging sections of rock.
We recommend bringing a lunch to enjoy at the summit of Old Rag. Just find a spot on top of one of the many huge boulders where you can sit back and enjoy the beautiful vistas of the surrounding valley.
The most popular time to visit Old Rag is during the peak fall foliage season, when the parking area at the base fills up quickly on the weekends and the summit is packed with hikers for most of the day.
To avoid the crowds during the peak season, plan to visit on a weekday instead.
**Please note that mountain biking is prohibited in Shenandoah National Park.