Little Wilson Creek Wilderness Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Most hikers enter Little Wilson Creek Wilderness on trails out of Grayson Highlands State Park. Scales, an area named for the livestock scales once located here, makes a great alternate starting point. You not only avoid crowds but get a high-country fix that much faster. Scales sits smack-dab in the midst of Mount Rogers’ crest zone, flanked by Stone Mountain and Wilburn Ridge.
Huckleberry bushes bloom profusely (there are reports of folks carrying three gallons or more out of thickets along Scales Trail). On Stone Mountain, wild horses graze. As you approach them, young foals bolt from cover of tall grass and dart behind their mothers. In the words of a passerby, “It’s as wild as it gets up here.”"