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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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Afternoon hike

Absolutely beautiful drive to this spot. Parked next to visitor center and walked left to end of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
132Karen132
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Rome, Georgia
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Blue Ridge Parkway

We love driving the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall to see all the colors of the leaves. The views... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
waterlover19
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  • Average8%
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“short hike” (43 reviews)
“picnic area” (38 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely beautiful drive to this spot. Parked next to visitor center and walked left to end of parking lot. Maybe 20 min hike or so to the shelter. Do not go left of the shelter but go straight down the path and you will see...More

Thank 132Karen132
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love driving the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall to see all the colors of the leaves. The views are amazing!!

Thank waterlover19
Reviewed 6 days ago

Staff here was very friendly and knowledgable. Location was very pretty with lovely views. Raining when we got here but great spot to watch the clouds come in and settle in the valley. Came back on a sunny day and just lovely!

Thank 2011_BAM
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time on this hike, but its a bit overused. Still enjoyed the day on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Note they don't have a sign out that says Craggy Gardens. Look for the parking lot and the crowd.

1  Thank dhedgi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view and one not to be missed on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Everything about this spot is unbelievable.

1  Thank donnamurphy2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This ranger station/gift shop is along the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC so easy to get to and to park. Be sure to take the short easy hike up the back of Craggy Pinnacle for a spectacular view from the top.

Thank nbh20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go early while the Smokeys are "smokin'." Or catch this place with the full grandeur of the mid-day sun on the mountains. Late afternoon is nice, but not the best. We've been at all hours and in all seasons. Hike easy or go the hard...More

1  Thank PGinNC
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Hiked up late morning, with the fog still hanging low, hoping that it would burn off when we reached the pinnacle. It didn't, but it turned out to be one of our better hiking experiences in the Asheville area - a solid but no it...More

Thank BLtrvl
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We did the shorter .7 mile hike to the overlook area. I love that the hike has flowers along the whole way there. Even in late August, there were lots of yellow and white flowers, and with that, we did see and hear a lot...More

Thank sbluesky225
Reviewed 23 August 2017

You need to be in pretty good shape to navigate the steep hiking trails at Craggy Gardens. Although only a couple of miles altogether, allow over an hour. When you hike to the viewpoint at the top of the first trail, then go down the...More

Thank Bonnie S
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buchee50
16 October 2017|
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Response from roostertag57 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!!! :)
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4Airedale
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
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sarawilstein
15 July 2017|
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Response from Doug H | Reviewed this property |
There may be wheelchair accessible trails I don't know about, but the main trail/attraction that I hiked is definitely not wheelchair accessible. I have never seen much of anything along the BRP that is handicap accessible... More
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