Old Rag Mountain

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Old Rag Mountain
Photo by Aaron Howell, all rights reserved.

Old Rag is one of the highest peaks in the Northern Virgina section of the Blue Ridge. Unlike most of the peaks in the Blue Ridge, Old Rag has a bald summit that allows spectactular views of neighboring Blue Ridge peaks, as well as the beautiful valleys below. The first part of the Ridge Trail consists of switchbacks through the woods, but the final portion is a fun scramble through boulders, natural staircases, and small crevices. A great hike/climb, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing.

Elevation (feet): 3,291
Elevation (meters): 1,003
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Blue Ridge Mountains
State: Virginia
Latitude: 38.5517
Longitude: -78.3144
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Dulles International
Convenient Center: Front Royal

Trip Reports

There is one trip report for Old Rag Mountain.

  • Log #19232 - by Jon Johndrow on Sep 27, 20063.00 stars
    The first two climbs were both on cloudy days. Although the views were limited, there was an unearthly beauty to the ridge with wisps of clouds, blowing across the boulders and an empty gray sea on...