Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Mill Creek with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

My favorite trail to date. I got to see the sunrise as I began my hike, wild ponies everywhere, and bagged the Virginia high point! Took me 5 hours with lots of picture breaks. Just a heads up, this trail is inside a park so you have to pay an entrance fee, which isn't mentioned on the blurb above. $5 in state, $7 out of state.

Beautiful hike..very peaceful!!

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful trail and beautiful waterfall. Peaceful.

Amazing hike! Views are Spectacular! And you get to go to the highest point in VA (Mt Rogers). Saw plently of wild ponies which makes this one of the best hikes in VA IMO, just be sure to not try and pet them. Tons of camp spots along with a shelter is located on the AT portion of this trail so this would be a perfect place for an overnight. Definitely a must do hike in VA!

This is another trail we've done since our children were young and now are in their late teens and one in his early 20's they all still love it as do we. Beautiful views, rocks to climb on, wild ponies, and several trails to choose from once you are up there. We enjoy the Mt. Rogers hike, but bring sturdy shoes!

Beautiful hike. Amazing views the whole way up starting from Grayson Highlands State Park. The path is very rocky. It would be very easy to trip or twist an ankle if one, was not paying attention. Back county camping was not permitted during the time we were there ( BEARS ), but I would definitely go back to camp. Plenty of well kept sites with beautiful views of the valley below.

Incredible and Rejuvenating AMAZING!!!!! I will be back over and over❤️❤️❤️

Good hike for kids and adults both!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a nice easy trail with a great view once you get to Big Pinnacle. The trailhead is located conveniently just behind the Grayson Highlands Visitors Center.

Such a beautiful hike with rewarding views the whole way! Favorite hike to date. I can't express enough how stunning this place is!

Really awesome hike, the wife and I did it in just under 4 hours with some picture taking and pony petting sessions (your not supposed to but they're so friendly). I would highly recommend bringing up a summit beer, will work the extra weight when you finally reach the top.

Prettiest hike in the southeast! Stunning views in all directions. The last half mile before the summit feels like a temperate rain forest. The only downside is that the trail is quite rocky most of the time. The photo of a smooth dirt trail is deceiving. But, the herds of wild ponies make up for it.

Grayson is spectacular! This is an easy loop with amazing views and wild ponies! Even if you aren't very fit you could do this loop and it's worth it. Take your camera!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike that I almost passed up on. The ranger talked me into doing it. Great views! A LOT of wind up on the peak and so very quiet down in the woods. Don't pass this up. It's worth doing.

Great trail. The wild ponies make the trail really fun. Very rocky, rugged trail so wear sturdy hiking shoes. Great mix of hiking through trees and also out on open balds and rocky areas.

Beautiful hike!! You won’t be disappointed in the views. One of my fav.

I drove 4 hours for this hike, and it was worth every one! One of my favorite hikes I’ve done in the States. Stunning views, beautiful vegetation, friendly wild ponies, and a fun trail. I arrived at Massie Gap parking at around 10:30am on a Sunday, and the parking lot wasn’t even full, which surprised me. The theme continued; I passed a handful of hikers, but I felt peacefully alone on the trail. I would highly recommend hiking up the blue-blazed Wilburn Ridge Trail! It includes really fun rock scrambles and some of the best views of the entire hike. It meets back up with the AT at the Rhododendron Gap (where there’s another great view from a large rock outcropping!). There’s lots of ways to approach Mt Rogers, so study a park map to decide your route & mileage and enjoy the beautiful area!

This trail offers amazing views, wild ponies, and lots to snack on in late summer. We had blueberries, black raspberries and blackberries within arm’s reach nearly the entire way. For the hike itself, you can expect a short climb, with the trailbed being packed earth and rocks. There are several rock outcroppings for the adventurous. Everyone should visit this park at least once.

It is an easy trail and it has beautiful flowers, views, and wildlife to enjoy along the way. It’s a bit rocky so if going with toddlers, you may want to consider having a carrier with you.

Wonderful hike!! We saw several different herds of both cattle and ponies!! Gorgeous views and amazing forest at the summit! Allow 6 hours for a relaxed hike with several stops but it can be made in 5 hours at a decent pace

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail with historical significance and waterfalls. Was disappointed yesterday to find that horse people thought it was a horse trail - in spite of the signage and trail guides.

Beautiful trail on a beautiful day! Well worth the drive!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice, short hike. Little cascades along the river are beautiful! Lots of water for pets and places to cool off in the water. There is an entrance fee to the park - $7.00 for non- Virginia residents, and $5.00 for residents .

A lot of reward for very little effort is the best way to put this. It's a simple little hike with some pretty good views considering how easy they are to get to.

From an elevation standpoint this is definitely a moderate rating but when you factor in the roots and the rocks it makes this hike much more difficult.

Easy, fun little hike. Gorgeous views!

hiking
6 months ago

could be marked better but fun visit

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail. Not too long or difficult, beautiful falls.

on Cabin Creek Trail

6 months ago

Love this day hike trail and have shared it with many friends. Got surprised on our last hike as we found ourselves in 2 “ - 8” of snow that had fallen earlier in the week. My husband caught the most beautiful wild brookie in a pool on Cabin Creek during a hike last year.

I started at Massey Gap parking at Grayson Highlands. Round trip 6 hours with a lot of time spent on the summit of Mnt Rogers. 360 views all the way up the AT and the summit looks like a forest from the Pacific Northwest. Unreal that this exists in Virginia! Grayson Highlands is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen and the hike to Mnt Rogers lets you enjoy all of that, with ponies and long horn steer included!

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