This hike is strenuous and very busy. It is pretty hard climb, but when you make it about 3/4 of the way up, then you have some rock scrambling that makes your pace a little slower but gives you a change in what you are doing. There are alot of switchbacks, so you will not be going straight up, but the trails are still at a steep grade. The descent, which is a longer distance than the ascent, is a much more gradual grade, ending on a fire trail.
Old Rag Trail is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sperryville, VA that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rock climbing, and camping and is accessible from June until September.
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