Grayson Highlands State Park

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Great state park has several hiking trails to panoramic vistas and scenic waterfalls with also connections to the Appalachian Trail.

Driving Directions[edit]

From Bristol, TN

  1. Follow I-81 north to Exit 35.
  2. Take Exit 35, turn right onto Va. 762, which becomes Va. 600 at blinking light.
  3. Follow Va. 762/600 12 miles to intersection with Va. 603.
  4. Continue south on Va. 600 after "dogleg" around businesses and reach U. S. 58 in about 8 miles.
  5. Turn left onto U. S. 58 east for about 10 miles to Grayson Highlands State Park (pay entry fee).

The Scales area can be directly accessed from the north side of the park.

Overall Park Map[edit]

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Fees, Hours, Restrictions[edit]

Daily parking fee for passenger vehicles into VA state parks is $2 weekdays, $3 weekends.


The following trails are available in Grayson Highlands State Park.

Trail Distance (miles) Difficulty Blaze Usage
Appalachian Spur Trail 1.0 Medium Blue Dnr hiking.png
Appalachian Trail 2.8 Medium White Dnr hiking.png
Cabin Creek Trail 1.9 loop Hard Yellow Dnr hiking.png
Listening Rock Trail 2.0 loop Hard Yellow Dnr hiking.png
Rhododendron Trail 1.0 Easy Blue Dnr hiking.png Dnr skiing.png
Rock House Ridge Trail 1.4 loop Medium Blue Dnr hiking.png
Seed Orchard Road 1.3 Medium Red Dnr hiking.png Dnr bike.png Dnr horse.png Dnr skiing.png
Stampers Branch Trail 2.0 Medium Yellow Dnr hiking.png
Twin Pinnacles 1.6 loop Medium Red Dnr hiking.png
Wilson Creek Trail 1.8 loop Hard Red Dnr hiking.png

A recommended 11.6 mile loop hike would involve the AT, Wilburn Ridge, and Scales trails.

Grayson Highlands SP Trail Map


Park website link