Grayson Highlands, Virginia, in 20 Photos

Sometimes, all you need when researching a new travel destination is a set of great photos. Sure, text and information is useful—undeniably—but pictures usually do say more than words. I recently spent three days hiking and camping in the Grayson Highlands Virginia destinations and had an absolute blast.

Located in the very south of the state, near the North Carolina border, the Grayson Highlands Virginia is a large region encompassing both Grayson Highlands State Park and a part of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. It’s a region of forests, meadows and mountains, waterfalls and streams. Many miles of hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail, crisscross the landscape.

One of the main features of the region is its wildlife. The State Park and the Mount Rogers National Recreational Area are home to feral ponies. While hiking across the mountain meadows, you will certainly come across some ponies, which are a hugely popular attraction. The ponies are free to roam the area and are semi-wild, but are very used to having people around. Sometimes they even walk up to you.

In addition to feral ponies, the area’s wildlife also includes wild turkeys, rabbits, raccoons, deer, countless chipmunks and squirrels, and the occasional black bear.

It’s an incredible place. In terms of sheer natural beauty, it can compete with the best American national parks. This region is unquestionably one of the greatest destinations for outdoor adventures—hiking, camping, horseback riding and mountain biking—on the East Coast of the United States.

There will be a couple of more detailed posts about this spectacular region later on. For now, let’s start with these twenty beautiful photos of the Grayson Highlands Virginia destinations.

20 Fantastic Photos of the Grayson Highlands Virginia Destinations

Amazing landscape in Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia. grayson highlands Virginia destinations
Amazing landscape in Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia
Wild pony in Grayson Highlands State Park. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Wild pony
Wild ponies. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Wild ponies
Trail signs in Mount Rogers National Recreational Area, Virginia. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Trail signs in Mount Rogers National Recreational Area, Virginia
Perfect skies, southern Virginia. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Perfect sky
Spectacular view. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Spectacular view
Red berries. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Red berries
Ponies. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Ponies in Grayson Highlands State Park
Pine forest. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Pine forest
Panoramic view, Mount Rogers National Recreational Area. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Panoramic view, Mount Rogers National Recreational Area
Jumble of rocks. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations.
Jumble of rocks
Scenic hiking trail. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Scenic hiking trail
Wilson Creek, Grayson Highlands State Park. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Wilson Creek
Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Grayson Highlands State Park, Virginia
Gorgeous landscape. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations.
Gorgeous landscape
Feral ponies. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Feral ponies
Fall landscape in Grayson Highlands, Virginia destinations
Fall landscape
Blue Ridge Mountains. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Blue Ridge Mountains
Beautiful mountain landscape. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Beautiful mountain landscape
Appalachian Trail. grayson highlands, Virginia destinations
Appalachian Trail

About Bram

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Bram is a Belgian guy who's currently living in the USA. For over four years now, he has been wandering the globe, with jobs here and there in between. So far, his travels have taken him to four continents and twenty-two countries. Bram likes to try different styles of travelling: from backpacker and adventurer to tourist and local, he has been all those stereotypes and probably will be many more in the future. You can follow his adventures on his travel blog, on Twitter and on Facebook.

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