Old Rag Mountain via Weakley Hollow Fire Road

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Old Rag Mountain via Weakley Hollow Fire Road is a 10.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sperryville, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
10.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2559 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

The typical route to the Old Rag Summit is via the Summit Ridge Trail. Most hikers climb the ridge, and then return to their cars via the Weakley Hollow fire road. The fire road ends after about 2 miles, and connects with the Saddle trail which consists of a series of switchbacks to the summit. The scenery along the fire road is very wooded, but as you approach the Saddle trail, you will have some nice vistas.

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

A much easier way to the top of Old Rag, this is a gradual climb up a fire road from the junction at the old Old Rag parking area. Not as fun but still gets you there to some absolutely spectacular views. There are switchbacks to get you to the top as the elevation change is the same, just over a much longer and flatter ascent.

6 months ago

8 months ago

Awesome!

8 months ago

9 months ago

Great for hiking. Running, well, a quad and hip burning workout

hiking
11 months ago

A pretty awesome route !! Not easy and fairly daunting to have the summit on the horizon the entire time . Didn't see much wildlife but I'm sure it's out there . The summit is like another world and I really dug being able to get out of the cold at birds nest #1 . Views for days at the top and well worth the effort !

hiking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

This is a much better choice to get to the summit then the more direct route of the Summit Ridge route. Good warm up and then the last 2.5-3 miles of climbing to get a great view from the top. The Summit Ridge starts with climbing at the trail head and then you get stuck in traffic at the rock scramble.

hiking
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Great hike, includes some fun scramble areas. Best during the week to avoid any crowds.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fun trail

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Friday, March 04, 2016

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Monday, December 14, 2015

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Great for those unable to scramble the obstacles of old rag. The first time I complete d old rag was up the "back way". To be honest most people doing the normal old rag trail should be on this trail but oh well. In the end, anyone here would tell you the normal old rag trail kicks butt over this but if you're a weak hiker or can't do the rock scrambles then this is an alternate way to the beautiful summit.

hiking
Sunday, January 06, 2013

Took fire road trail Jan 5 packed snow enjoyed the hike it gave a new perspective on what normally is boring trail. Just wish we had snow disks so when we got to the crest we could slide down. Will defiantly be on our back next snow day.

hiking
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Old rag is a tough and extremely rewarding hike.