Old Rag Mountain is a very popular hiking destination with a summit elevation of 3,291 feet. It is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia's Madison County, near Sperryville. In contrast to most mountains of the Blue Ridge, Old Rag has an exposed (rocky) summit, creating a "rock scramble" for the last half-mile. This section requires a lot of working over, under, and between large rock formations. The round trip hike is approximately nine miles, and is probably the most popular hike in the state.
I had never hiked Old Rag prior to 2011, and in this year, hiked it twice--once by myself in October, and with Debbie over the Thanksgiving weekend. These photos record our experiences. We hopefully will hike it again many times in the future, as it is a memorable experience.