Grayson Highlands is Virginia's third largest state park with just over 4500 acres of land and is located in Grayson County near Mount Rogers National Recreation Area. The elevation is higher than any other state park in Virginia and best known for beautiful vistas and the wild ponies that live in the highlands (we did not see any). Expect to see spectacular views from many trails and overlooks, such as the famous Sugarlands Overlook on the main park road. On a clear day, you can see for 70 miles and in the fall the red leaves of the sugar maples create a beautiful sight.
We chose 2 hikes ,first- The Cabin Creek Trail ,2 miles round trip as the trail is a long a running Creek and a waterfall ,I must say that we expected the waterfall to be more with water but maybe at the end of June that’s what you get.
The second hike –Big&Small Pinnacle 1.6 miles R/T, it was very rewarding as you could see 360 from the highest point in this magnificent park.
After a picnic we decided to get “lost” on the way back and took the back roads from the park to our C.G ,the way to do it is you put your GPS on “Shortest” instead of “Fastest” (it is like this in my Tom Tom) and let the GPS lead to you through some stunning places you would never drive without this instrument,I tried to find a road without view but there was none ,all roads in this area are like taken from paradise.
That’s it for today ,we try to hike every day to keep the doctor away……