High Country Horse Camp VA

The Wilderness Act of 1964 defines wilderness as, "area untrammeled by man, where man is a visitor who does not remain, and has outstanding opportunities for primitive recreation".

In Cooperation with the Forest Service, High Country Horse Camp follows the principles of "Leave No Trace" to preserve the wilderness and Mount Rogers Recreation Area. Group sizes are limited to avoid impact and damage to the character of the wilderness. This land management preserves the wilderness, environment and provides positive riding experiences for all.     

Mount Rogers National Park recreation area is a jewel of the Appalachian Mountains. The Virginai Highlands area offer numerous activities such as horseback riding, hiking, fishing, swimming and biking.  The VA Highlands Horse Trail extends for roughly 80 miles, Elk Garden to The New River and crossing Mount Rogers. This is the highest point in Virginia measuring over 5700 feel.


High Country Horse Camp is strategically located adjacent to the Virginia Horse Trail and offers abundant opportunities for horseback riding. Cool summer weather and vast mountain panoramas overwhelm first-time visitors. Mount Rogers High Country offers the most scenic riding on the East Coast.  The trails meander atop grassy balds where wild ponies roam and crosses federally designated wilderness areas-Lewis Fork, Little Wilson Creek and Little Dry Run.