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Old Rag Mountain Hike

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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Exciting and fun. A unique hiking experience. Although a long hike for kids, the rock scramble to the top was enough to keep them excited. If hiking with elderly or children... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Exciting and fun. A unique hiking experience. Although a long hike for kids, the rock scramble to the top was enough to keep them excited. If hiking with elderly or children, be thoughtful to their mobility levels. Some folks in your party may need some help climbing up a rock face or jumping over crevices... height makes a difference. Beginning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

All I can say is Wow after this hike! After reading several reviews of this trail online I was excited to try it out. My wife and I came here on July 2nd, which was a weekday and also the hottest day of the summer. I packed my bag with plenty of fluids and snacks. Probably could've packed a lot... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The hike was really great. The views were great and the rock scrambles was the best part about this hike. took me and my friends about 5.5 hours for the entire hike including 30 mins for lunch and some pictures along the way. Some people decide to go back down as well along the rock scrambles as it's more challenging.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I loved everything. the weather was perfect. The other visitors were friendly. All enjoying the sites and sound.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Take off a weekday and head to the mountain. I've been 5 or 6 times in my life and have always been fortunate about how many people are there. I have heard stories about lines snaking up the mountain due to over-use. I've been in late November and had luck (with weather and crowds), early March when the top was... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I've been hearing about Old Rag for years and have been wanting to go for just as long. We like to hike with our dogs, but the rock scrambling here makes that difficult so we had to find a dog-free weekend to do this hike. While I think the hike is very good, it just couldn't match the expectations that... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This hike is fabulous, and the scenery is amazing. Some of the parts of the trail are challenging and require a bit of climbing, so if you're short like me, take a friend for a boost! =)

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We did not hike Old Rag Mountain. We wanted to but unfortunately we ran out of time. We did manage to get a good look it the mountain from a distance.

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Derwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It took almost six hours, 9.5 miles. Difficulty level 9 out 10. But all worth it with beautiful views!!! Carry light and have gloves (minor cuts on my hands) as you can get cuts also possible wear full pants. Good Luck! Pooja

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I did this hike on July 29th which was a Monday and we were the only ones until we got to the top. It is a very popular hike so we were suggested to go during the week instead of the weekend and it paid off. We started around 7am prepared for a hot mid-day hike but... More 

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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Shenandoah National Park

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