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Old Rag Trail

Sperryville, VA

Old Rag Trail is an 7 mile round trip trail or 8.9 mile loop trail located near Sperryville, Virginia that features a river and is only recommended for serious hiker. The trail is primarily used for camping, hiking, rock climbing & walking and is accessible year-round.

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Recent Reviews

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Beaver Pond Trail, Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Directions leads to an army facility. Follow signs to Basin Trail - (before the security gate). Signs warn to stay on the trail because of possible explosives! The trail was serene, but very under utilized and unkept. Wonderful wildlife - turtles, lizards, frogs! Large bodies of standing water means intense amount of mosquitos. Started on Basin Trail -> Beaver Pond Trail, but ultimately could not connect to Great Blue Heron Trail without wading through the creek - IMPASSIBLE. Definitely not worth traveling for.

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Sharp Top Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail could be difficult for beginner hikers, but the view is worth it! there are a lot of stairs.

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Appalachian Trail: Snickers Gap to Blackburn Trail Center
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Get to this trail at the parking lot just north of 7. Easy access. Nice up and down hike. You can get a worthwhile hike in 30 minutes if you are in a hurry. Or, if you have more time, you can go up and down for hours and get a great workout. Good views. Never too crowded.

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Signal Knob Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The directions to the trailhead are wrong. The trail begins on the East side of the mountain off of the Skyline Drive. It's soon after the entrance to Washington National Forest. After you enter, it's roughly 2 miles down the road. There's a large parking lot on the right side.

The views are great. It's a great Fall hike. Bring a map since the ones on location are weak.

If you're looking to trail run- it's tough here. Some places are fine, but the trail is very rocky with jagged rocks, erosion in a few places and loose rock further up the mountain.

I brought the dog and he loved it. Bring plenty of water since it's somewhat steep, but definitely pet-friendly if you trust your pet to be smart.

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Little Devils Stairs Trail
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13 Completed 6 Reviews

I have to admit I was scared of this climb based on the name and the reviews. We did the stair climb in 1 hour 50 minutes. I'm fifty and not a thin rail.

It was great fun and we loved crossing the stream and picking our way up. The stairs are the best part of hike as other have said.

We took the shorter fire road down and finished the entire hike in 3 hours and 15 minutes. This was nice not many people but it is a steady decline down from the trail fork at the top. Sore toes from jamming the boot.

Beautiful day about 75-80 degrees. Good calorie burn.

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Lake Maury
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Trail was easy enough to follow. Not marked when entering or exiting the trails for the access road. On a lighter note, not a fan of all the spider webs... But I was a good ride none the less.

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Old Rag Trail
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10 Completed 3 Reviews

Excellent day hike. would not recommend children. Plan your hike on a dry sunny day, rocks can get slick.

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Bear Bottom Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

been back here multiple times I believe the rating system is off as I have brought the whole family down this trail however if you are pretty good you can get some pretty good speed. biggest tip go in a counter clockwise loop as I have been both ways and it is much more enjoyable that way. a few rock gardens may count for its rating but pretty easy overall. These are great trails to exercise and loose some weight on as you can work up a sweat and take a few other trails while there I have ridden over 10 miles of trails back in this state park.

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Dragon Tooth Trail
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10 Completed 2 Reviews

Wow....WOW. If you aren't in shape, let's just say getting to the top in a timely manner will be....slightly difficult lol. You have to be willing to go rock climbing to get this baby done. BUT IT IS WORTH IT! I almost gave up due to lack to proper gear and dehydration (and loose pants with no belt...yikes), but sooooo glad I kept going, thanks to the encouragement of my accomplice! It was one of my favourite trails so far, but I'm not sure I would be okay bringing young kids or pets if you plan on completing the Dragon Tooth... I felt it was extremely dangerous at times, watch where you step on those narrow uphill rocks ;)!

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Cascades 66 Foot Waterfall Hike Trail
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10 Completed 2 Reviews

Out of this world! Started with the lower trial and took my time, photos and all. It felt like walking in a natural wonderland, the soothing sounds of Little Stony made everything just that more titillating. I was pressed for time once I reached the 66 foot fall (UTTER AWE), so I ran back via the upper trail, and found the trail to have little to no difficulty level, as it is mostly downhill and not rocky or as "interesting" as the lower trail. The lower trail wins, for sure, but they both have their uses! I am so glad I decided to stay in VA an extra day, JUST FOR THIS! A real treasure...photos to come!

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