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Nice hike for exercise

Got a great workout on this hike but not much for scenery. I’ll bet in the winter the view is... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
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Hiked over an hour and never saw an overlook - disappointing.

We hiked this trail because it was closer to the house we are staying in than other trails. It is... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2017
Josie A
Apex, North Carolina
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11 Aug 2018
“Nice hike for exercise ”
4 weeks ago
“No views in August Don't use trail.”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Website claimed beautiful overlook 2 miles onto trail. Everything overgrown. We ran into at least 36 very disappointed hik ers who had hiked as far as 4 miles out on moderate to difficult trails (not easy like website claimed ) and had to hike back...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Got a great workout on this hike but not much for scenery. I’ll bet in the winter the view is pretty good but in the summer the trees block the view. The hike wasn’t too challenging. We made it approximately 1 mile in and turned...More

Thank Gatorjan
Reviewed July 9, 2017

We hiked this trail because it was closer to the house we are staying in than other trails. It is pretty basic as far as getting there. You get on the parkway and get off on the Craven Gap stop. There are stairs going up...More

6  Thank Josie A
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Hard to say such a beautiful hike is just "average" but I had heard the trail offered numerous vistas. Perhaps in winter but now it's just a pleasant hike through the forest. Also a bit harder to navigate (loose rocks and mud pools) so unless...More

3  Thank Ed H
Reviewed August 22, 2016

moderate and fun hike , beautiful views. But after a while we kind of got bored , its okay for families but not little children as it sometimes steeps up.

Thank Bash A
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We had originally set out to hike Craggy Gardens Trail but it was very wet, misty and windy so we turned back after about a mile and drove down to Craven Gap. Here the elevation is 2000 feet less so it was warmer and a...More

1  Thank SJRAtlanta_Georgia
Reviewed March 31, 2016

This hike was so convenient to downtown Asheville, yet we felt like we were in a different world. The hike was a perfect balance of ease and challenge. Fantastic vistas, even in the fog!

3  Thank Sponaugle
Reviewed March 20, 2016

This is a nic hike, little elevation change and nice views. I did not expect the trail to follow the parkway so closely which was distracting. The hikes to the south are very nice, we enjoyed the tombstone hike much more.

1  Thank TB210210
Reviewed September 14, 2015

Nice high mountain trail. Not to difficult and winds for miles up by the parkway but relatively close to town.

2  Thank CraftMuncher
Reviewed March 30, 2015

We originally intended to hike at Craggy Gardens but the Blue Ridge Parkway gates were closed and locked where we tried to access it at Town Mountain Road. We saw other cars parked there and hiked this trail instead. This is part of the Mountains...More

3  Thank TRbeer
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