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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 entrance.

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