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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 wild flowers and views of surrounding valleys and mountains

The rangers were very knowledgeable and helpful. Excellent views from Craggy knob. Restrooms were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert R
,
Charlotte, North Carolina
The BEST view on the parkway...

After an easy .7 mile hike, you arrive at what I think is the best view on the parkway. 360 view... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alextensi1
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Asheville, North Carolina
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“short hike” (44 reviews)
“picnic area” (39 reviews)
“easy hike” (37 reviews)
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Craggy Gardens Visitor Center, 364 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28711
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+1 828-298-0398
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US$77 per adult
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US$50 per adult
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The rangers were very knowledgeable and helpful. Excellent views from Craggy knob. Restrooms were clean and convienient.

Thank Robert R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After an easy .7 mile hike, you arrive at what I think is the best view on the parkway. 360 view and amazing photo ops. Take your camera for sure..

Thank alextensi1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from Craggy gardens is spectacular! Just be forewarned that it is In the process of being repaved. Length of delay averaged 15 minutes each way. Craggy garden picnic area is spectacular as are the wildflowers along the roadside! Laurels are just beginning to...More

Thank Dinah W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another small visitors center located along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It has more information about the area. The views from the visitors center parking lot are absolutely gorgeous. Make sure to stop and take in the view. Don't forget your camera. Lots of good pictures...More

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.8 miles on trail to shelter and open ridge with great vistas. Lack of trees with mostly gnarly shrubs and bushes. Not worth the 45 minute drive from Asheville in our opinion. 4 more miles will get you to Douglas Falls- then another 4 miles...More

Thank wineyrose
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As long as the parkway is open I make a trek to the top of the saddle to view the world from both sides now. In the month of June when the rhododendrons are blooming you can hear the buzzing bees from under the canopy...More

1  Thank Tebbé D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rhododendron blooms were mainly gone, but it was still a pretty hike with great views of the mountains.

Thank christineg j
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very short hike which we knew going in but there was supposed to be “beautiful flowers” this time of year. We never found them. The views from the start of the hike were great though

Thank Ziggymar6
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice short hike, although there are some challenging areas where you are going more vertical than horizontal.

Thank TJC22
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Enchanting and easy hike will give you huge long-range 360 degree views....In May the rhododendrons are at peak bloom and this only adds to the overall experience.

Thank terrycarlson2018
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jennreeves76
May 21, 2018|
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Response from Susie G | Reviewed this property |
They weren't completely but it was still beautiful.
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Mommy1014
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
yes, easy hike !
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Marley Mom M
November 18, 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!!
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