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.
|Range/Region:||Blue Ridge Mountains|
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Dulles International|
|Convenient Center:||Front Royal|
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There is one trip report for Old Rag Mountain.
- Log #19232 - by Jon Johndrow on Sep 27, 2006The 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...