Old Rag is a classic Shenandoah National Park hike. It can be challenging for beginner hikers, but the effort put in is well worth it. The views are unparalleled in the park and any hike there is bound to be a memorable one.
This 7.7-mile moderate hike is a great option for anyone that wants to do a day hike and be able to see some beautiful mountain scenery, as well as a range of plants and wildlife. If you have time, there are also a couple trails near Elizabeth Furnace that have plaques detailing the history of the area that are interesting to read.
This 7.9-mile hike features some of the best (and most plentiful) waterfalls in Shenandoah National Park. The week before, the area had received rain every day, so we knew it would be a great opportunity to see the waterfalls.
There are many reasons to love this loop trail. The hike is moderately tough, but provides a variety of forest, river, and mountain viewpoints that make the effort worth it. It remains one of my favorite hikes in Shenandoah National Park.