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Grayson Highlands State Park is located near Mount
Rogers and Whitetop Mountain, Virginia's two highest mountains,
this park offers scenic views of alpine-like peaks more than
5,000 feet high. Facilities include picnic areas, a visitor
center, campgrounds, and hiking trails leading to waterfalls
and overlooks. Scenic horse trails and a horse camping area
with stables and parking for trailers are available.
The trails at Grayson Highlands can also serve
as connectors and beginnings to many other trails in Mount
Rogers National Recreation Area.The park is a trail head
for the Appalachian Trail and within 20 minutes of the famous
Virginia Creeper Trail. Habitats within the park range from
open meadows, northern hardwoods, rocky outcrops, rhododendron
thickets, sphagnum bogs, grazed pastures, Fraser fir groves,
and red spruce forests.
Directions: From I-77, take Hillsville
Exit 14 to U.S. 58. Travel west on U.S. 58, 40 miles to Volney.
Turn left to stay on U.S. 58 and go eight miles to the park
Map and Driving Directions
For more information regarding Grayson Highlands
State Park visit http://dcr.state.va.us/state_parks/gra.shtml.