Old Rag, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Massive granite boulders sit atop the summit of Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park. Old Rag is one of the most popular and dangerous trails in Shenandoah National Park. As a loop hike, Old Rag involves a difficult (but fun) rock scramble and is a strenuous 9-mile hike with significant elevation change. Alternatively, a three-mile climb is required to reach the top, but rewards the hiker with spectacular views. Occasionally rainwater fills the crevices in the boulders resulting in temporary reflecting pools.