Old Rag Mountain

7.2 miles, strenuous terrain
149 miles from Roanoke, $13.00 carpool fee

Old Rag Mountain is in Shenandoah National Park, north of Charlottesville. It is one of the premier day hikes in the U.S., with spectacular 360-degree views from its massive granite summit. This is a difficult hike, with a great deal of rock scrambling, some hand over hand climbing, and 2,500 feet of elevation gain.