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A scramble-hike with a great view

I took my 11 year old who is a strong hiker and loves to scramble up rocks and it was the perfect... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Emily J
via mobile
Great Beautiful Hike in Shenandoah!

Definitely worth the trip to Old Rag. Get there early with heavy traffic later of the day. Expect... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dan R
Tysons Corner, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I took my 11 year old who is a strong hiker and loves to scramble up rocks and it was the perfect day hike for us. I will wait to take my younger children, who would struggle with both the distance of the hime and...More

2  Thank Emily J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth the trip to Old Rag. Get there early with heavy traffic later of the day. Expect to use all four to boulder around the top of Old Rag.

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a challenging hike. It is not your typical hike either. There are multiple boulders you will have to maneuver through. My husband is not flexible and it was very difficult for him. Often, you need to anchor part of your body while reaching/stretching...More

6  Thank Nedwards3rd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Start early. The climb was tough for us over 60 set. A hand was always welcomed. I have done this hike many time always an effort but always enjoyable. Moisture on the grounds make the hike significantly more challenging. Some rock scrambling, and a couple...More

6  Thank richlee1975
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Old Rag has been on my to do list for a few years now. I recently had a break in my schedule which allowed me to fit it in, and I looped my brother and sister in law in :) I have done some long...More

3  Thank BeMoore33
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

We had heard this was the most popular and the most strenuous of day hikes in Shenandoah Natl. Park, so we had to do it. The major challenge: it had been pouring rain for two days with flood watch warning the night before. The rocks...More

2  Thank Linda W
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Did the Old Rag hiking loop counterclockwise. About 10 miles total including the 1 mile walk up the road from the parking lot to the trail head. Counterclockwise lets you go thru the boulder scramble uphill. Probably the best direction. The scramble is fun but...More

2  Thank BobfromSutton
Reviewed June 18, 2018

An exhilirating hike surrounded by some of nature's magnificient views of the Shenandoah valley and Blue Ridge Mountains.

Thank Ricky J
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Happy Camper is the real name for this new camping supply store. Has essential items for a small place. Hiking trails around so a good place if you forgot something. In town of Sperryville across from the fire department.

Thank CarpeDiem45
Reviewed May 17, 2018

This is definitely a must-go in Shenandoah. Love the rock scramble part but wear gloves - I got cuts all over my palms plus ragged nails. Also do not get fooled by the pseudo peak!

3  Thank XLiu2007
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