Hiking (Day Hikes) Hiking (Day Hikes)


  • Feb 7
  • 08:15:00
  • Free Trolley Bus Stop On J.P.A. Nearest Maury Ave


  • Feb 7
  • 17:30:00
  • Old Rag


  • Feb 6
  • 17:00:00


  • $0.00


Community hike with local Sierra Club.

Includes a very fun 1-mile boulder-hopping section, to a mountain summit’s spectacular 360-degree views.

Old Rag Mountain, Shenandoah National Park. We will enter the circuit from a little-known back door, which ends up making the whole experience be much better than the usual.

9.3-mile circuit
3,100 feet elevation gain
Hike pace 3.5 to 4.0 out of 5 (a bit above average hiker speed, on both uphills and downhills; we’ll take it easy on the boulder section. For those of you who have hiked with me before, it’ll be that same pace).

This adventure starts out with everyone waitlisted, and then as drivers sign up, folks will get off the wait list.

WITHDRAW/CANCEL-PARTICIPATION DEADLINE is the same as the posted signup deadline for every club adventure unless otherwise noted. If you are on the wait list and make other plans, please withdraw ONLINE (otherwise if you get off the wait list last-minute and don’t show up, and someone else could have gone in your spot, that’s a problem).

Drivers needed and greatly appreciated (~90 miles total). Drivers please arrive with completely full tank of gas. The more drivers, the bigger we can grow the size of this trip to let in any waitlistees. Thanks!

Wear non-cotton clothes, and pack: __ breakfast in-stomach or in-hand, __ GLOVES WITH GOOD GRIP else some of you will get your hands scraped up / cut on the boulder-hopping section, __ consider long pants for the same scrape/cut reason, __ multiple layers of clothes to put on / peel off as needed, __ 2-3 L water, __ lunch, __ snacks, __ meds, __ extra corrective lenses if applicable, __ rain gear, __ whistle, __ flashlight / headlamp, __ SNPark pass if have, __ hike poles? (you’ll want to collapse & strap them to your pack during the boulder-hopping section) __ camera? __ sunscreen? __ sun glasses? __ bug spray? __ t.p. & baggie?
Everyone will be required to sign a liability waiver.
Not a good idea for Fido to join us, putting doggie and owner at significant risk on the boulders.

Meeting / departure location is: on Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA) at the Free Trolley bus stop just before that bus turns right onto Maury Avenue. If you’re on JPA facing Fry’s Spring Station restaurant (which is on the NE corner of JPA and Maury), we’re meeting at the bus stop / grassy area that’s on JPA to the right of that restaurant.

This trip’s leader is a Wilderness EMT and Geo Medic, is the instructor of the Wilderness First Aid & CPR courses posted in the club, and will be happy to help anyone in need.

~ father shred




Trips Attended: 170 Trips Led: 138

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