Shenandoah National Park: Old Rag Mountain
We are so excited for this trip! It has been a long time in the making. Adventure Untamed is going to Shenandoah National Park! Slightly closer to us than the White Mountains of New Hampshire, this area has so much to offer. The region is picturesque, especially in the spring when everything is starting to bloom. It looks like a living postcard, with red barns studded in the middle of natural beauty along the road.
Old Rag Mountain is challenging, but incredibly exciting. The trail up is exhilarating! We will navigate rock scramble and see cool rock formations. The summit offers 360-degree views and makes you feel like you are on top of the world! It’s no wonder that this mountain is the most popular destination in Shenandoah National Park!
We’ll depart at 7:00 am, stopping for lunch on the road. After arriving at the cabins, we’ll go for a short warm-up hike. That evening we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and get a good night’s sleep before the summit attempt the following morning.
After a hearty breakfast, we’ll start the summit attempt of Old Rag Mountain. The way up will be heart-pounding and exciting! We’ll navigate boulders and scrambles and see beautiful views. The most rewarding view will be at the summit and make us feel like we are on top of the world!
You’ll have a chance to do an optional sunrise hike before breakfast! After a good night’s rest, we’ll eat breakfast and relax for the leisurely drive back to New York City, stopping for lunch along the way.
Accommodations: Shared cabins among the members of our group. Depending on availability, you can request a private room at the Lodge for an additional fee. The cabins have showers and linens, and everything we are going to need for an enjoyable stay!
Level: Challenging (Learn More)
Mileage: 9.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,595 feet
Group Size: 2 - 9 adventurers
Check-in Time: 6:45 am, April 29th
Departure Time: 7:00 am, April 29th
Return Time: Approximately 6:00 pm, May 1st
- Hiking boots (required)
- Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
- Moisture-wicking, non-cotton base layers (top and bottom, no cotton)
- Insulating top and bottom layers
- Fully waterproof top and bottom layers that can be worn over all other layers
- Long underwear for sleeping
- Fleece hat
- Neck buff
- Sun hat
- Comfortable camp/car shoes
- Money for lunch stops on the road
- Personal toiletries
- Snacks (we will provide lunch for summit day and all dinners and breakfasts!)
- Water bottles that can hold at least 3 liters total
- Backpack (large enough to fit all the extra layers and supplies)
- Headlamp (required)
- Bug spray
- Extra pair of wool socks
- Trekking poles (optional)