Hiking (Day Hikes) Hiking (Day Hikes)


  • Apr 2
  • 07:30 AM
  • Corner Of Echols Dorm


  • Apr 2
  • 05:00 PM
  • Corner Of Echols Dorm


  • Apr 1
  • 12:00 PM


  • $1.00


  • Old Rag Mountain, Virginia, USA


Hello fellow Old Rag lovers!

Since I’ve only ever hiked Old Rag in the blazing summer heat and in freezing conditions with ice hazards, I’m curious to see what it’s like in the spring. It used to be a 9 mile hike but they added a new section in the last few years to make it almost 10 (not sure how I feel about that), so it’s definitely an intermediate hike with some fun rock scrambles near the top. It should take us about 6 hours, and we’ll eat lunch at the summit 🙂

I also discovered that Old Rag is testing out a ticket system this year to try and limit the volume of hikers per day, so if you get off the waitlist, please be aware that you will be responsible for purchasing a $1.00 ticket for April 2 from this website: https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/10088450/ticket/10088451. Hopefully they won’t be sold out (also note that they are non-refundable 🙁 sorry I can’t really do anything about that if there’s bad weather and we have to cancel).

7:30am Meet at Echols Dorm
9:00am Hopefully make it to the Old Rag Parking Lot on time
– Hike up and eat lunch at the summit
– Hike down and leave around 3-4
5:00pm Arrive back at Echols Dorm

What to Bring:
– Good hiking shoes
– Layers depending on the temperature (though hopefully not)
– At least 2 liters of water
– A small treasure trove of snacks
– Lunch!

*** I don’t have a car, so drivers will get priority off the waitlist!!!
*** People with National Park Passes will also get priority off the waitlist

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