Route: Old Rag Mountain, new trail head

Submitted by JonathanGowen on Fri, 04/22/2022 - 10:32am
Virginia, US
8.79 mi
Vertical Gain
2,700 ft

This route is the new version of an established FKT route at Old Rag Mountain, VA. Parking has changed and new trails have been been formed due to the crazy popularity of this area, and the park service has discouraged use of the old access trail to the start of the current FKT route. Due to these changes it seems to make sense that the old FKT route be retired and a new route be established that starts and finishes at the new parking area. 

I ran this route on March 10, 2022, starting and finishing at the parking lot side of the small bridge at the trailhead by the parking lot. The route follows the new access trail and runs clockwise up and over Old Rag, down Weakley Hollow Rd, turns right at the old trailhead, then left to lollipop back to the new parking lot. 

GPS Track