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Rock Scramble!!!

Visited Shenandoah this weekend for my fiancé's birthday. We saved Old Rag for our last day and it... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2017
Sharon S
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Hoboken, New Jersey
Tough hike, rewarding views

What a fun hike; trail hiking plus a little bit of rock scrambling. The views at the summit are... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2017
Zach H
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

Visited Shenandoah this weekend for my fiancé's birthday. We saved Old Rag for our last day and it was amazing! The rock scramble was very challenging and fun....We loved it! I saw some folks with gloves which is actually a great idea. We started at...More

2  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

What a fun hike; trail hiking plus a little bit of rock scrambling. The views at the summit are worth every ounce of sweat.

Thank Zach H
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Old Rag ends up being one of the best hikes you can take on the east coast. There are some Acadia ones that are about as good, but Old Rag is tough to beat. You park in a lot that is separate from Skyline Drive....More

2  Thank Chris N
Reviewed May 31, 2017

I am now 70 years old and first hiked Old Rag, elev. 3,291’, when I was 23. By now, I must have hiked it about 15 times. For several decades, I thought it was just another great hike in Shenandoah National Park. However, after having...More

25  Thank JohnAnnColumbia_MD
Reviewed May 31, 2017

This hike is mediocre at best for me... Pretty much the whole way up the steep trail to the top, you will be looking at nothing but a trail and tall trees on each side. There won't be any scenery to propel you to keep...More

Thank markcas123
Reviewed May 25, 2017

I'm a 56 year old woman who is very fit and hiked Old Rag for the 3rd year in a row. There are a couple spots on this hike I need help with. The reach is just a tad far for my 5'4" frame. However,...More

1  Thank Lynn D
Reviewed May 17, 2017

We are in our early 40's & do a few challenging hikes a year in National Parks. This one was difficult but still enjoyable. We went on a cooler Monday & only saw around 25 people on the trail. That was perfect for us. The...More

3  Thank heatherminier
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

I've mostly hiked in Colorado and was looking forward to hiking in this part of the country. A friend had done Old Rag Mountain before and recommended it. We put the mountain into Google Maps and ended up at Berry Hollow trailhead instead of the...More

Thank Winslow5289
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Sun to do the 9 mile hike. After the 0.8 mile access road hike to the trailhead, it goes upward immediately and is full of rocks and roots. This goes on for a while and then the fun boulder scramble starts. It...More

Thank Craig Z
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Yes hike it !!!! Don't forget the water. There are porta johns at the parking lot( use before you go)This was our longest hike..it ended up about 11.2 miles from the lower parking. It was a beautiful day. The hardest part was the trip was...More

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Donald B
September 21, 2017|
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Response from Craig Z | Reviewed this property |
Don't do it at night; it's not safe. Actually, since it is a national park I think they close the trail at night.
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Jamie L
February 24, 2017|
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Response from OldManSAC | Reviewed this property |
No. You need to know what you are doing and be able to scramble some awkward stretches of rock. It is not just a simple walk.
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Michelle D
June 22, 2016|
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Eight year old's yes, Five maybe cutting it too close. Either way don't let the kids get ahead. It's a long and hard walk. Kids can do it but they may fuss after many hours of hiking. You know your kids best about their... More
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