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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 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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118 reviews 118 reviews
34 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Even though it was a nice day, there was a lot of snow left in the park and some drifts over a foot deep. That just made the hike more enjoyable to me. It was wet where the snow was melting, so I was glad to have on waterproof hiking boots. We hiked uphill a bit before spotting the first... More

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Chilhowie, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great place for hiking. There is a museum there and you may get to see the wild ponies. It's a nice trip to the mountains.

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Neptune Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Located off Hwy 58, the winding road one will never forget! Great horseback and hiking trails, incredible views, and music festivals during the summer. Definite summertime destination for family and couples...remote and quiet!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Sorry this review is so law, we actually visited in early July. Being a highland park it was wonderfully cool during a really hot spell. We really enjoyed the hiking and the ponies were just awesome. My 12yo was in heaven! Our only regret was that we didn't have more time to spend, but will definitely be back.

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Selma, North Carolina, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Seeing this place needs to be on your bucket list. The fee is $3.00 for an all day pass The area great for hikers and the Appalachian Trail runs through the park. The highlight of the park is the wild feral ponies that are in the park. To see them, park in the Massie Gap section then take the hike... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Beautiful state park with wonderful hiking trails.I'd say the vast majority of the trails fall in the moderate category.Go to the Massie Gap area and take the Rhododendron Trail.There is a really good chance you'll have an opportunity to walk among a small herd of wild ponies.Small be careful of the very small all white dude.He suffers from a size... More

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Roanoke, VA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is the perfect place to hike in Southwest Virginia. The views are 360 degrees, with only moderate effort. There are wild ponies that meander around the mountain bald.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Grayson Highland State Park provides incredible scenery and opportunities to see a variety of wildlife-including wild ponies. We had an amazing day and appreciated the kindness of the Park Rangers and employees.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The camping experience at Grayson Highlands was almost perfect. The family camping spots are close together but with lots of foliage to separate you from your neighbor it still feels semi-private. The bathrooms were very well maintained, hot showers were HOT!, and it was great to have the campstore close by for firewood and ice. I also love having the... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Great trail options. Rocky trails on AT with nice views. We saw 19 ponies! Go to the Rhododendron trail, connecting with the AT to see them. Very cool. Can't help but be excited about that.

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