Hiking Old Rag Mountain

Old Rag starting poing

The starting point for climbing up Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park

Old Rag is part of Shenandoah National Park and is considered its most popular hike, but also its most strenuous. Over the years, I have heard people talk about Old Rag, but never really knew much about it. So, when I was trying to plan a challenging hike recently, and it kept popping up in my searches, I decided to start learning more about the hike up Old Rag. I read things like “one of the most impressive mountains in Virginia” and “one of the most popular hikes in the mid-Atlantic region” and “most spectacular mountain in the northern Virginia Blue Ridge”. With all of those accolades, and more, I knew that we had to hike it. Continue reading