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Old Rag Mountain Hike

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Address: Shenandoah National Park, VA
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Sunny November Weekday= less than a dozen hikers!

Knowing hundreds can cover this mountain on a pretty weekend, we chose a weekday at the beginning of November and were rewarded with very few other hikers. Could not have asked... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ferdinand, Indiana
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Ferdinand, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Knowing hundreds can cover this mountain on a pretty weekend, we chose a weekday at the beginning of November and were rewarded with very few other hikers. Could not have asked for a better day. Loved the strenuous boulder climbing (Make sure you check out photos, but anyone in good shape can do this). Also can be done from other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun rock scrambles, felt Like Lara Croft! Not recommended for under the 6. The hike is streneous but fun.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did I the scrambling route on Old Rag on a warm late September day. The rock is perfect granite and the scrambling sections have some 'interesting ' moves on them though none of them are in dangerous positions. Very very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I did this hike Veterans Day Weekend. Started at 0800, did the whole poop and ended about 1430. You have to be in fairly good shape to hike this mountain all the way. There are several places where you have to use upper body strength and squeeze through tight places. Plenty of rocks to scramble towards and... More 

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Edina, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trail is well marked once you get to the trailhead from the parking log which is a bit of a hike. No issues until you get to the boulders and then you may be on all fours getting up and over and between the huge rocks. Keep your eye out for the arrows so you don't get off-trail like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is must do hike if you like to have some challenging hikes. You will have rocks to climb on your way. Very good hike

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Lusby, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those hikes that is really hard, but well worth it. Please keep in mind that it is rock climbing - up and down - on the way up the mountain. When they list it as "strenuous" they are not kidding. About 4 miles up - straight up - and about 5 miles down - straight down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great scramble up some rocks to some beautiful views. Get there early to avoid the crowds. Probably unsuitable for small children as a lot of climbing and dangerous edges.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was a bucket list hike and was amazing! It is a very strenuous, long hike so plan on an early start, and take lots of water. You definitely need a lot of upper body strength or others in your group to help push and pull you in a few places. The rock scramble is just amazing! The views are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I did this hike years ago with my youngest daughter. We brought with us plenty of water and snacks to have along the way. There are numerous rock scrambles and areas of the trail where having someone strong to help pull you up to keep going is very helpful. The reward is along the top rim of Old Rag where... More 

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