Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson

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#14 of 92 in Nature in Virginia
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  • We finally got the time to do this hike. It was a bucket list one for me. We started at the Rhododendron trail and hiked up. The views are gorgeous and of course the ponies are the main attraction. We...  more »
  • One of my favorite Virginia State Parks! The hiking is stellar. The views are spectacular. With great camping and horse back facilities the Park offers so much!  more »
  • This park has to be one of the finest around. Between the fresh air, mountains, trails(including the AT which runs through it) and ponies, there is enough to keep you occupied for days.  more »
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  • Such a pretty place. Lots of different trails. There are wild ponies, and fantastic views. Lots of uphill. Water is a must, they even have signage about it. Pretty busy in the summer. Best to get there early in the morning. Cool visitor center with a gift shop and local and American history displays. One of my favorite places to go as a kid and I still love it now.
  • We've been "sampling" the camping around southern VA as we're newer to this area and Grayson Highlands is by far and away our favorite trip so far. If you're coming at the campground with a RV, do make sure you bring a LOT of blocks and longer lumber pieces for leveling. Many of the sites are quite surprising in how not level they are. We almost had to leave, they were unable to move us... the guest host just accidentally had some extra lumber to loan and we were able to level our 16' travel trailer. We carry a good amount of blocks and such, it wasn't enough. The campground itself is very nice, really enjoyed it. The best part is the hiking though. GORGEOUS beyond words in the spring.
  • Best State Park I've been to in a really long time. Amazing views and natural wildlife! It's definitely worth the trip up there to see the ponies!
  • So open! Beautiful views on all sides. Be sure to plan a visit during the spring with plenty of time so you can see the foals and longhorn calves. The gift shop has great souvenirs too! The only negative is that people feed the ponies too much and some of them are quite pushy - almost aggressively so.
  • YOU CAN SEE THE MILKY WAY. If you're thinking of going, do it. It is beautiful. Well worth your time. Gotta go here at least once in your lifetime. At night, it's one of the least light-pulluted places for miles. MILES. Plus the ponies are so cute.
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