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Wilburn Ridge via Appalachian Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mouth of Wilson, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 843 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Camping

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

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Grayson Highlands State Park (276) 579-7092 829 Grayson Highland Lane Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363

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Stephanie Hatcher
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Bucket list hike and we loved it! Loved the ponies my daughter was in cloud nine a colt just came running toward her and started rubbing his head on her leg!

Shaughn Hutchinson
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Hiking

Great trail with beautiful views. Loved seeing al the wild ponies!

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David Kissick
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Erika Hickey
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Hiking

Fun trail! Beautiful scenery & wild ponies!!

Austin Odum
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HikingRocky

Great trail. It was a short hike from the parking lot to the top of the ridge where we found multiple ponies. Great hike for children.

Alexandra Babb
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HikingMuddyRocky

I loved getting to see the wild horses and cows. It was a bit rock in spots and muddy in others but it was a great hike. Also wear shoes you don’t mind getting horse poo on, it was everywhere on the trails. The views on this trail were great. You do have to pay to get into the park. $7 during the week and $10 on the weekends. They do take cards and have a restroom as soon as you go into the park.

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Megan Zinck
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Hiking

My favorite hike in Virginia!

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Katie S
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Hiking

Such a beautiful place! The trails are a bit confusing at places but they all seem to intermingle together. We went on side trails here and there and explored a lot of different areas. There are some big rocks to climb around, some amazing 360 degree views, and did I mention there are wild ponies!! SO cool! It was crowded at times and I am sure it gets even more crowded during the warmer months.

Fabienne Cav
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HikingRocky

We did the trail today and we LOVED it. It is not really difficult. You do get a good workout in. We found wild ponies a couple of times and it was super fun to climb up some rocks. Our corgi was able to do the trail with us.

Carlos Vargas
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HikingRocky

Beautiful place!!! Went on a day hike with my wife my two daughters 9 & 10 and started from the parking lot all the way to Mount Rogers. Overall the hike was a amazing my recommendation for anyone going make sure you have trekking poles. Really rocky gravel and rocks along the trail but overall amazing. Especially seeing all the wild ponies along the way. We had a chance to meet some thru hikers heading northbound on the AT .

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Johannes Wankhammer
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Great hikes -- great variety (light forest, grass, rocky; plus magnificent views & ponies). I recommend turning it into a semi-loop by talking the ridge trail further west for the last part of the hike (blue blazes) and the returning on the trail mapped in AllTrails (white blazes).

Laura Steinmaus
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Jamie Timmer
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Luca Giori
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Steve S.
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Hiking

nice trail to walk..when taking a friend whom is starting to see the outdoors for the first time.allvthr conveniences

Rachel Tweedy
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Hiking

The AT section is very rocky with rock scrambles and bouldering! Beautiful views, technical hike!

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Donna Sitterding
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We actually walked the Horse Trail trying to get to The Wilbur Ridge Trail but it was so windy and cold we turned around and came back before we got to it so that is why I gave 3 stars. We’ll try again tomorrow. Also my phone is quitting so it isn’t recorded correctly. We completed Wilbur Ridge the next day.

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Lexi Peoples
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Hiking

First hike in VA from NH! Was beautiful!

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Matt Miles
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Hike was a lot of fun. A lot to see up there even in foggy conditions.

Johnny Reb
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HikingRocky

Pretty easy trail, from this trail went on to Mt. Rogers peak.

Christon Wiles
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Hiking

Excellent trail with lots of panoramic views and ponies!

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Terra Hoskins
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