Old Rag Mountain is a popular hike in Shenandoah National Park. This is a very challenging 8.8-mile hike and rock scramble to spectacular views. Do not attempt this hike unless you are fully prepared. The Ridge Trail takes you across a strenuous rock scramble to the summit. To complete the circuit hike, return by way of the Saddle Trail, past Old Rag Shelter, to Weakley Hollow Fire Road, and back to the Old Rag parking area. Bring plenty of water. No pets on the Ridge or Saddle trails.
The trailhead for this hike is at the park's boundary. Parking for Old Rag is near Nethers on Rt. 600, 0.8 mile from the trailhead. Parking is not permitted along the road or on private property.
Visitors hiking Old Rag must have a valid Shenandoah National Park entrance permit.
Last Updated: 08/20/2020