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Old Rag

Hike: Old Rag Mtn., SNP, VA

December is one of the better times to tackle Old Rag, when it is considerably less crowded than it is in the warmer months.

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Time & Location

Dec 02, 2023, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST

Old Rag, Old Rag Mountain, Virginia 22743, USA

About the Event

$36 plus park fee or pass. Harder rock scrambling hike: 9½ mi., 2500 ft. ascent. Easier out-and-back hike: up to 10½ mi., up to 2500 ft. ascent.

The views from the delightful scramble along the mile-long summit ridge of exposed rock make Old Rag nearly everyone’s favorite mountain in these parts. We’ll climb the famed peak via the classic circuit from Nethers on the Ridge Trail, Saddle Trail and Weakley Hollow Fire Road. An easier but longer choice: an out-and-back hike on the Fire Rd and Saddle Trail in which you can turn around at any point and avoid the rock scrambling.

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