Old Rag Mountain Tickets

Shenandoah National Park

Featuring hikes with adventurous rock scrambles and 360-degree views that make you feel like you're on top of the world, there's no wonder why Old Rag is one of the most popular destinations in Shenandoah National Park. Most visitors choose to hike to the summit via a loop originating near the Park’s eastern boundary. The 9.4-mile loop, which incorporates the Ridge, Ridge Access, and Saddle trails, is extremely strenuous and includes a significant rock scramble. To help ensure your safety and get the most out of your hike, be sure that you prepare to hike Old Rag before you arrive. 

Visitors to Old Rag Mountain are required to purchase a day-use ticket in advance of their visit, in addition to a Park entrance pass. With the increasing popularity of the Old Rag area, a visitor-use study found that this was necessary to provide a positive visitor experience, increase visitor safety, and protect natural resources. Find out more information about the Old Rag day-use ticket. 

Featuring hikes with adventurous rock scrambles and 360-degree views that make you feel like you're on top of the world, there's no wonder why Old Rag is one of the most popular destinations in Shenandoah National Park. Most visitors choose to hike to the summit via a loop originating near the Park’s eastern boundary. The 9.4-mile loop, which incorporates the Ridge, Ridge Access, and Saddle trails, is extremely strenuous and includes a significant rock scramble. To help ensure your safety and get the most out of your hike, be sure that you prepare to hike Old Rag before you arrive. 

Visitors to Old Rag Mountain are required to purchase a day-use ticket in advance of their visit, in addition to a Park entrance pass. With the increasing popularity of the Old Rag area, a visitor-use study found that this was necessary to provide a positive visitor experience, increase visitor safety, and protect natural resources. Find out more information about the Old Rag day-use ticket. 

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Booking Windows

A total of 800 tickets will be available for each day, released on a daily, rolling window. 

Primary Booking Window: 400 of the daily tickets are available 30 days in advance of the reservation date, at 10 a.m. EST. 

Secondary Booking Window: 400 of the daily tickets are also available five days in advance of the reservation date, at 10 a.m. EST on a rolling daily window.  

While not guaranteed, if there are any remaining tickets after the 30-day and 5-day booking windows, they will be available to purchase the day of. Cell service or an internet connection is needed to make the transaction, neither of which is available at the Old Rag Entrance Station.

Changes and Cancellations

You have until noon the day before your ticket is valid to cancel or change your reservation, however, we are not able to issue a refund for any reason. To change the date of your Old Rag day-use ticket, you can choose from the next available day.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

2923 Nethers Rd Sperryville VA 22740

Phone Number

540-999-3500 ext 3406

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