A short drive from the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area, the Old Rag Trail is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the mid-Atlantic region. You'll find a challenging rock scramble, caves, switchbacks, trout streams, and amazing views. A bit of advice—arrive by 7 a.m. to beat the weekend crowds. Fitness Level: Difficult Total Distance: 15.4 miles Nearest Town: Sperryville, VA