Old Rag Mountain
Old Rag Mountain has been named the most popular hiking destination in Shenandoah National Park. While it is not for the faint of heart due to the long trails, rock climbing, and substantial increase in elevation, those that embark on this journey will be blessed with breathtaking 360-degree views. Prior to your hike, it is recommended that you have a solid understanding of basic hiking safety, and have printed or downloaded the Old Rag trail map. Avid Old Rag hikers advise fanny packs over backpacks, camelbacks to ensure you stay hydrated, and protein-rich foods to keep your energy level high. One safety feature unique to Old Rag Mountain is the numbers placed along the trails in the event you are in need of Search and Rescue personnel. Weekdays are known to provide a less crowded environment, while weekends result in long lines at the parking lot and along the narrow rocky paths. Sadly our furry friends are prohibited from hiking the trails but are welcomed at the overnight camping sites.
Visitors are required to purchase a day-use and vehicle pass in advance between March 1 - November 30, 2022. See the links below to purchase.