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hiking
8 hours ago

two families set out with 5 kids, ages 9, 13, 11, 10 and 17. not knowing what to expect. we finished the loop, feeling the same way. What an awesome experience we had. If you have not done this with your family. it is a must. be prepared to stretch, crawl and climb your way through the scramble, you will hear laughter and ouches. but the view at the top is worth it. enjoy and hope you feel the same we do.

Easy peasy

Very nice trail with several shorter paths to cut through. Nice for dogs of all sizes. Also connected to a nice dog park area.

Great hike. I went with my kids (6 and 8). Perfect distance for them. Some elevation changes and views of the river. We strayed from the white trail onto orange which had quite a bit of thorn vines. Saw a few other hikers and a few runners on a mid November day.

trail running
14 hours ago

Dangerous sections of trail that are eroded and very steep. Numerous large fallen trees blocking the trail as well.

The hike was nice. We (seemingly, at least) went the reverse of most people and did the switchbacks first, then came down after the rocks, which I actually think was nicer.

hiking
15 hours ago

Loved this hike. Highest peak in Virginia. Really sore though

This is a 3.0 mile loop trail with each quarter mile marked on the paved path and a mile marker at each mile signifying the mile in both directions. There is also a paved shortcut option that will knock about a .25 mile off the distance if your getting tired.

First time doing Old Rag. I started at 6am and got back to my car 5 1/2 hours laters. I thought I reached the Summit before I reached the Summit maybe because my body was ready to head back down. lol
I reached the Summit after 3 1/2 hours. The hike was a challenge but I was able to do it alone with minor scratches. The two most important items were gloves (to grip rocks) and my boots. I’m also glad for my long pants as I had to crawl under and slide down rocks. My mistake was not drinking and eating appropriately as I started to cramp from the knees down, but I rested and kept going. I’ve been hiking for two years but this one was by far my most challenging. Would do it all over again!

nice easy nature trail with Civil War history. The fall colors are beautiful. The trail is marked fairly well and has historic markers you can read while making quick stops.

hiking
19 hours ago

Nice hike. No big views but nice trail thru the woods. I will say the trails are not particularly well marked and the map doesn’t reflect all the intersections you’ll come across.

I wish there was more going on for the fire road, but still a 5 because the rock scramble is a 10.

hiking
20 hours ago