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Old Rag Sunrise Sip
November 9 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm$25.00
Space is limited! Purchase your tickets now!
For our five-year anniversary we wanted to host one of our most popular hikes: the Old Rag Sunrise Sip!
If you have not had a chance to do a sunrise hike with us then definitely make this your year!
Hike in a glance: this is 9.2 mile hike, in the dark, along the trail head on paved road, a wooded trail, and on ridge-line towards the summit. This trail provides experience on advancing elevation, changes in terrain, and rock scrambling.
River Rock Outfitter will be supplying coffee at the top of the Old Rag Summit! Just bring your reusable mug, a snack (breakfast) and watch the sunrise on top of Old Rag!
We will provide you with additional logistics and gear requirements once you register. We require that you at least have:
- 2-3L of water (an additional liter left in your car for the ride home)
- Sturdy hiking shoes or boots (no tennis shoes or open toed shoes)
- Small day pack to hold a snack, mug for coffee, small first aid kit, a small blanket, and an extra layer
- A rain jacket + a down or synthetic jacket (it WILL be cold at the top)
- Highly recommended (but not necessary): trekking poles
We will meet at the Old Rag Parking Lot around 3:00 AM (subject to change). Parking is limited so carpooling is suggested. If you have a Shenandoah pass then parking is free. If you do not have a pass then the charge is $35.00 (includes a SNP pass for one week of entry). Please consider donating a few dollars to our car pooling volunteers to cover park and/or gas expenses.
Old Rag Map and Brochure: https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/upload/old_rag_area.pdf
Shenandoah National Park Plan Your Visit to Old Rag: https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/upload/old_rag_area.pdf
Keep in mind: This is a technical hike with increased elevation and rock scrambling. We suggest hiking this trail during the day prior to attempting the Sunrise Sip. Our experienced Guide (American Hiking Guide Association Certified/Wilderness First Responder) will be on the trail, but it may take rescue personnel an hour or more before they reach us in an extreme emergency situation. This is not a pet or stroller friendly trail.