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Craggy Gardens

Craggy Gardens Visitor Center, 364 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28711
+1 828-298-0398
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Beautiful Appalachian High Country Craggy Bald

The short .7 mile trail up to Craggy Pinnacle provides a quick way to experience the beauty of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rex H
Asheville, North Carolina
we are in the mountains now

the day we were there it was cold with a wind blowing the clouds from one side of the mountain to... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Essex, Maryland
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“short hike” (43 reviews)
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Craggy Gardens Visitor Center, 364 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28711
+1 828-298-0398
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The short .7 mile trail up to Craggy Pinnacle provides a quick way to experience the beauty of the southern Appalachian Mountains without spending the whole day hiking. The trail terminates on the rocky top with a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains. There...More

Thank Rex H
Reviewed 7 December 2017

the day we were there it was cold with a wind blowing the clouds from one side of the mountain to the other. all the rhododendrums were retired for the winter. we have to go back in the summer.

Thank BigBriverside
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We took a quick morning drive from Asheville up the BRP to Craggy Gardens. There had been a dusting of snow overnight and everything was cited in white - beautiful.

Thank Lou1505
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

My family drove an hour to hike this trail, only to find that the road to the trailhead had been closed off about 2 miles from it. Some people were getting out and parking on the road to hike up to the trailhead, but we...More

Thank Haley B
Reviewed 22 November 2017

No flowers were present at all, so was a disappoitment. I enjoyed the hike along the path, though. The visitors center was good at the end of the trail.

1  Thank AdventurousJanis
Reviewed 8 November 2017

An easy hike with stunning wildflowers. It is a heavily traveled trail with a bathroom nearby. We didn't take the longer hike to Douglas Falls, but drove on the Forest service roads. However you get there, I highly suggest ending up at Douglas Falls. Beautiful.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Along our drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, we made a stop at Craggy Gardens, sort of a roadside attraction which had an educational facility and gift shop. In addition to the lovely view, we could see people at the top of the mountain, so...More

1  Thank SewManyDolls
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I would definitely recommend Craggy Gardens if you are looking for an easy hike, it took us roughly twenty minutes to get to the top and the views were stunning. If you don't have much time on the Blue Ridge Parkway this is a great...More

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We stopped at the Craggy Gardens visitor Center to get some info for hiking.Inside the center theres a nice wood stove to warm up, and we needed it the day we were hiking.We took the womans advice and hiked up Craggy Mountain,very jagged steps,and most...More

1  Thank delray222
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Beautiful drive and easy, not too strenuous walk to incredible views!!. Packed a picnic lunch which was really nice for a rest.

Thank jamessG8475IP
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Marley Mom M
18 November 2017|
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Response from 132Karen132 | Reviewed this property |
I have only been in the Fall, Spring and Summer. Given the beauty of each season in the area I would say it would be a prefect time!!
16 October 2017|
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Response from mixaconsulting | Reviewed this property |
Yes just have on a leash
23 August 2017|
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Response from Everett B | Reviewed this property |
There are literally dozens of hikes in the area from short nature hikes to the 2000+ mile Appalachian trail so you should have no trouble finding one to suit you. There is a ranger station at Craggy and I'm sure you can get... More