Grayson County is Home to some of the best horse trails on the east coast. With ample access to acre upon acre of  state and federal public lands all throughout the county, you will never run out of new and exciting trails to explore with your horse.


If you don't have your own horse, don't worry we have very affordable guided tours that will accomodate you. 


Horseback Tours & lessons

Escape from your ordinary existence! Billingsway Farm & Rustic Retreat has your escape route planned! We offer two hour to all day trail rides, weekend camping/horseback riding getaways, a mechanical bull and fun little ponies for children’s birthday adventures.



If your world is a little mundane, we can help you plan the perfect vacation getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Schedule a horseback trail ride in the Blue Ridge–try Grayson Highlands State Park or the New River Trail State Park for an extraordinary adventure. After an afternoon on the trail, enjoy our guest quarters

Appalachian Horseback Riding Adventures offers an incredible opportunity to explore the beautiful scenery of Mt Rogers, Pine Mountain region of Grayson County Virginia. Our experienced guides offer a friendly atmosphere and an unrepeatable adventurous experience as you take in the breath taking views of the Appalachian mountains. Our guides have up to 40 years of experience with horse training and horseback riding tours. We have horses for riders of all experience levels, from beginner to advance. Our schedules are widely available throughout the year and can adapt to your convenience. We look forward to riding with you and seeing you on the trails!

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Horse riding Areas & Camps

Located on 40 acres of woodlands, these campsites are available year-round. Designed for horseback trail riders, the campground is convenient to horse trails located in the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area and surrounding areas. The camp is not just for horse lovers but is open to all who enjoy the great outdoors, as RV and tent sites are available.

Grayson Highlands State Park is home to two major attractions, Mt. Rogers, the highest peak in Virginia, and the Wild Ponies, a small herd of beautiful ponies that roam freely in the park.  In addition to the gorgeous views, there's numerous hiking and horseback riding trails, picnicking and camping areas, and a visitor's center/museum. Plan your next vacation in the highlands today!


(From State Park website) OVERNIGHT FACILITIES: Camping and a camping lodge (bunkhouse). For information on the availability of overnight accommodations, particular park amenities or to make a reservation, you can call 1-800-933-PARK A fee is charged per pet per night for overnight stays. Over 96 camping sites with a varied mix of primitive, rv with hookup and horse sites. Please refer to the park website for more information.

The Comers Rock Recreation Area offers 6 camping units with parking and picnic tables, picnic shelter and a fireplace. A beautiful overlook of Elk Creek Valley is accessible in the area, as well as nearby Hale Lake (2 miles), Unaka Nature Trail, Little Dry Run and Iron Mountain Trails.  Although the campground is open year-round, the road to the campground is closed in the winter due to icy and hazardous conditions.

The Virginia Creeper Trail highlights the beauty of western Grayson County. Dense forests, bog meadows, a pristine trout stream and southwestern Virginia culture.

Bike, hike, or ride your horse down the New River Trail and see everything the New River has to offer from this beautiful path along its banks.

The Matthews State Forest is open during daylight hours for hiking, biking, wildlife watching, horseback riding, and hunting.  There are nearly 8 miles of challenging mountain trails for the hiking/biking enthusiast.

A 191,000-acre mountain recreation wonderland within the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests. The area offers hiking to the highest peak in Virginia, (Mount Rogers at 5,729 feet), self-auto tours, including Whitetop Mountain, the highest road in Virginia, 7 campgrounds, 4 horse camps, 3 cabins, biking, horse back riding, cross-country ski trails, two lakes, 50 miles of streams, historic sites, wildlife viewing, hunting and a "partridge in a pear tree"!  All of this in one area!  Plan your week-long vacation today!

This recreation area offers breathtaking views from the second Highest peak in Virginia. With an elevation of 5,520ft, you will be able to see the beautiful Appalachian mountains for miles. When you visit Grayson County, a trip to Whitetop Mountain is a must.

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Tourism Office

Address: 107 E. Main Street 

Independence, VA 24348

Phone: 276-773-8002


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