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Grayson Highlands State Park External Link

Grayson Highlands State Park is home to two fabulous attractions: Virginia's highest mountain peak known as Mt. Rogers  and the Wild Ponies, a small herd that roam freely on these protected lands.  In addition to numerous horse trails, picnic areas and camping areas, the park offers a visitor's center and museum.

Billingsway Farm External Link

Billingsway Farm located at 794 Cimmaron Lane, Independence, VA 24348 can assist you with private horse parties, camping trips, horseback riding lessons, horse training and more... contact them at 276-237-1300 or at

Owls Nest Farms External Link

Owls Nest Farms located in Central Grayson County offers horseback riding lessons, boarding of horses, horseback riding and special horse events. Contact them at 276-744-2677 or

Appalachian Horseback Riding Adventures External Link

Appalachian Horseback Riding Adventures is located in western Grayson County and offers guided horseback riding trips in the Mt. Rogers and Pine Mountain areas. Guided Day or overnight camping trips are available. Contact Doug Cregger at 276-783-4136 or

Iron Mountain Back Country Horseman of Virginia External Link

The Iron Mountain Back Country Horsemen of Virginia is a volunteer organization that brings trail riders and other trail users together for the good of trails. The IMBCH partners with the Forest Service and Land Owners to keep trails open and safe. You can contact them at (276) 744-7363.

Public Areas and Trails

Check out our page on Parks and Recreation areas for information on horseback riding on public lands.

Horse Camping

Rocky Hollow Horse Camp is located in Western Grayson County and has easy access to the trails of the highlands (JNF, Grayson Highlands) right from the campsite. They offer camping and cabins.

Hungry Horse East is located in Eastern Grayson County and provides access to the Virginia Highlands Horse Trail and Jefferson National Forest. Located in Ivanhoe, Virginia they are great source for horse trails, camping, cabins and other horse amenities.