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Hiking Grayson Highlands State Park

Fabio at Grayson Highlands State Park

Grayson Highlands State Park is a beautiful park in far southwest Virginia. You can see for miles atop bald peaks that provide 360 degree long-range views. Grayson Highlands State Park is probably best known as home to a herd of hiking companions, wild ponies that roam the park helping to keep growth down in the … Read more

Hiking Pilot Mountain State Park

Pilot Mountain at Dusk

Pilot Mountain State Park features great views of the Piedmont and the surrounding mountains. You’ll see the rest of the Sauratown Mountains, of which Pilot Mountain is a part. The countryside spreads out below the namesake mountain. Winston-Salem is even visible on a clear day. Pilot Mountain State Park Trails It is a very popular … Read more

Hiking Hanging Rock State Park

Views of the Blue Ridge from Hanging Rock Peak

Hiking Hanging Rock State Park is a great way to see the beautiful Blue Ridge mountain range, including a distant view of the peaks around Fancy Gap. There are 13 trails totaling more than 20 miles in the park. There are peaks with great views and hikes to beautiful waterfalls. It’s a great option when … Read more

Hiking Stone Mountain State Park

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain State Park is a very unique place to hike. The park features several hiking trails, the most popular of which circles the iconic granite mountain, makes its way along Stone Mountain Falls and provides a glimpse into what life was like centuries before it was even made a state park. Stone Mountain Loop … Read more

Best Hikes near Fancy Gap

Nathaniels Hiker

There are many great choices for hiking around Fancy Gap, Virginia. There are beautiful vistas, waterfalls, bold flowing creeks, historical sites, wild ponies and more. Hike hard or look for something a little more laid back. If you like hiking, check out our list of the top 10 hikes around Fancy Gap. Most are less … Read more

Hiking Buffalo Mountain

Sauratown and Pilot Mountan from Buffalo Mountain

360 Degree Views! Buffalo Mountain is one of the most visible landmarks in Fancy Gap and the surrounding area. It makes for a great hike. It’s a great place for a picnic or a sunset view. The peak towers above the rest of Floyd County, Carroll County and other neighboring counties, and the 360 degree … Read more