Grayson Highlands State Park’s TRACK Trail adventures were designed for use on the Stampers Branch Trail, but the self-guided brochures can be used on any of the park’s trails.
Grayson Highlands State Park is a 4822-acre mountain park next to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area in the Jefferson National Forest. The park is well-known for being home to a herd of wild ponies. Grayson Highlands State Park was originally named Mount Rogers State Park and was established in 1965. Pets are allowed in the park but not allowed inside public facilities including the bathhouses, visitor center and office.
Adventures for Grayson Highlands State Park
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The park is on U.S. 58 midway between Independence and Damascus and is reached from I-81 at Exit 45 in Marion; turn south on Route 16 and travel 33 miles to US 58 in the community of Volney. Turn right onto US 58. Travel eight miles to the park's entrance.
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.
The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.
This Grayson Highlands State Park TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership formed with Virginia State Parks.