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Grayson Highlands State Park

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Address: 829 Grayson Highland Lane, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363
Phone Number: 276 579 7092
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Roof-top of Virginia!

The park is a popular spot for festivals in the spring and Fall. The most popular is the Wayne Henderson Festival in June! Park is located on Mt. Rogers, the highest peak in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Brenda S
Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

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Mouth of Wilson, Virginia
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park is a popular spot for festivals in the spring and Fall. The most popular is the Wayne Henderson Festival in June! Park is located on Mt. Rogers, the highest peak in Virginia! The wild ponies roam free! Horse trails and shelters are available, as well of hiking trails, picnic areas, and a campground. Very nice place to camp... More 

Thank Brenda S
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We have been to Grayson Highlands State Park many, many times. If you are looking for trails for young and old, beautiful scenery and quiet...this is the place for you. There is a minimal usage fee, but the trails to the Pinnacles and other aspects of the park are amazing. We enjoy taking our young son who loves the wild... More 

Thank TheGambianRPCV
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This was a beautiful park, well maintained, with great amenities. We hiked the Rhododendron Trail in search of the wild ponies that live in the park and found them about a mile in. The views are amazing! There is a bit of a drive in, but even that wasn't too bad as we enjoyed seeing more of the Virginia countryside.... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

This park was beautiful. I visited this park on a Saturday in April. It wasn't crowded. The weather was gorgeous. We hiked into the park and within about 5 minutes saw many ponies grazing in the field. This was such a cool experience! If you are someone who likes to take pictures, make sure to bring your camera!

Thank Jessica D
San Diego, California
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72 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

One of the best views of the local mountains you can have....pretty easy hiking for all ages and you get to see the wild pony population at the top...they are cute and friendly!

Thank M G
Austin, Texas
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90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

$5 well spent! We spent a magnificent sunny fall day at the park and enjoyed the trails immensely. As long as no one questions too intently, we can tell stories about our trek on the AT. HA! Definitely a place we could come back to and explore the many other trail options.

Thank Cynoman
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

We spent 3 nights in the campground. We had a site reserved. When we got there it seemed small and very steep. Next time we will just reserve a site and then choose after we get there.At the time, the toilets were not to be used due to a water shortage. There were porta potties just outside the bath house.... More 

3 Thank Margot S
Garner, North Carolina
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39 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

There are tons of great hiking trails and the drive alone is worth the trip. Make sure you go to the top and see the view from the Pinnacles trail.

2 Thank 2kidsin2w
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We go every year. This year cost $5 per car. Go early and take a lunch. Spend all day. After all the rain and wind the previous weeks left the fall foliage just OK. But the hikes are phenomenal including the treat of seeing the wild horses on the mountain. The apples on the old homestead from what looked like... More 

1 Thank Luvtovisit
South Bend
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were here the first week of October and it was perfect. The weather was perfect and the fall colors were starting to peak. What a gorgeous park! We hiked all over the park and out into the national recreation area to do parts of the Appalachian Trail. We got to see the wild highland ponies and the longhorn steer.... More 

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