Skyline to Old Rag Mountain Loop is a 15.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Skyland, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
15.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,566 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike! Completed 10/10/18. Started at the Limberlost Trailhead and took that to the Old Rag Fire Road to Weakley Hollow. Same route on the return after the clockwose loop. The 7 hour round trip with a few quick stops to eat, drink and enjoy the views. Prepare for a strenuous work out on the return trip to Skyline Dr. on the Old Rag Fire Road after completing the Old Rag Mountain section. Was sure I would encounter some bears or other wildlife on this trek but it was very quiet and solitary with exception of a few whitetail deer. Would do it again but would like to try one of the alternate routes to Old Rag such as Berry Hollow, Robertson Mountain or Corbin Hollow Trails. Cheers!

7 months ago

Sunday, July 16, 2017

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017