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Grayson Highlands State Park

829 Grayson Highland Lane, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
276 579 7092
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Statesville, North Carolina, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Visiting Grayson Highlands is like going to the Tundra. Great views of the area. Wild Horses and for the first time ever I saw Long Horn cattle. I did a 5 mile loop trail in a little over an hours. Beautiful area.

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East TN
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Let me preface this review by saying we are NOT a family of hikers. No experience. We do; however, enjoy beautiful scenery and the mountains. This place was recommended to us because my daughter is a horse fanatic. The Rhododendron Trail in the Massie Gap area of the park is supposed to be the prime spot for seeing the wild... More

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North Carolina
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132 reviews 132 reviews
16 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Grayson Highlands is a large and lovely state park. We enjoyed hiking the Twin Pinnacles Trail - great views and we enjoyed the interpretive guide. We believe it's longer than indicated on the trail map though. When we entered the park, the ranger gave us a quick overview of the trails and she told us that some of the trail... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I visited with my daughter in late June. Hoping to see the mountain laurel in bloom but a large storm wiped most of the flowers away. That did not make it any less special. We actually camped AR Hurricane campground,30 minutes drive away beside a creek. That was excellent also. We drove to GHSP each morning for 3 days to... More

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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224 reviews 224 reviews
67 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This summit of Mount Rogers, the highest point in Virginia, is a great hike in Grayson Highlands State Park. Be sure to really look at the trail map or better yet bring one because finding the right Trails can be tricky to reach the summit. Also be sure to get in early start. We started at 3:30 PM and got... More

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Whitetop, Virginia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Grayson Highlands is a beautiful state park in the mountains of SW VA off Hwy 58. The park boasts sweeping vistas, excellent facilities, and wonderful park staff. I went up for the Fall Festival to benefit the Rugby Fire and Rescue. There was an admission fee ($8.00). This covered the entire day within the park. You could leave and reenter... More

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Woodstock, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It is a beautiful drive along the improved Route 58 from Marion, VA to Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson, near Mount Rogers, this highest point in this state at the very top of Virginia. We visited here 25 years ago, and roads have definitely gotten much better. Winding country roads (The Crooked Road Music Trail) will take you... More

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Davidson, North Carolina
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70 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great views as you hike & fairly easy trails. Trails are also very clearly marked in case you forget your map! Perfect place to get breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The ponies are a bonus!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great weekend get away. The views are excellent and the ponies are a definite bonus. Campsites are clean and facilities are well maintained.

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Ruther Glen, VA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We toured the Highlands State Park and visited the gift/museum on the top. Purchased some gifts. Learned a lot about the crooked trail in Virginia. Tried to see some wild ponies but didn't. The scenery was still worth it . By the way you have to go and find out about the ponies. They were really not wild. It was... More

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