Old Rag Trail

#1 of 138 trails in Shenandoah National Park
Old Rag Trail is a 7.5 mile 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.5 miles 2276 feet Loop
camping hiking rock climbing walking forest river rocky scramble views
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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.

Sarfraz Durrani

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike! It snowed an inch yesterday which elevated the level of difficulty but at the same time made it that much more memorable.

Bethani Thompson

2 Completed1 Reviews

I did this trail as my first one with friends and although it was really difficult for me, I found that the view and the adventure was totally worth it. Once I get used to more hikes than I will definitely conquer this trail again.

Alina Hollis

1 Completed1 Reviews


Josh D

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was great!

Muzaffar Zaffar

6 Completed5 Reviews

Good workout in cold weather.

Mike Marshall

2 Completed2 Reviews

Muhammad Khokhar

3 Completed1 Reviews

Not just a trail but rock climbing too, lots of fun!

Jun Choi

1 Completed1 Reviews

Excellent hike!!

Tom Char

1 Completed1 Reviews

Matthew Rosecrans

1 Completed1 Reviews