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Craggy Gardens

Address: Craggy Gardens Visitor Center, 195 Hemphill Knob Road, Asheville, NC
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Ranked #10 of 65 Attractions in Asheville
Type: Trails, Outdoors
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Craggy Gardens is a beautiful placce to visit. It's up in the mountains, and takes a little while to get there. It's off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and driving on that at anytime is relaxing.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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119 reviews 119 reviews
57 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This area is one of many Blue Ridge Parkway stops that offer awesome views of the Appalachian Mountains. The hikes are easy walks; there is a visitor center and restrooms, the Pinnacle at 5892' and the Craggy tunnel.

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
59 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I spent alot of time at this location while going to college in Black Mountain & it was cool to revisit..still charming!

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mid-TN
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The view is not worth the hike, which is all uphill and nearly a mile. Not far to the north is Mount Mitchell, the tallest peak east of the Mississippi, which is much more easily accessed ... and naturally has better views.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Craggy Gardens offers amazing views of the mountains of NC on an easy short hike/walk. The Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful!

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a short easy hike with very nice views at the top. The parking lot has many picnic tables, a restroom, and a place to throw away your trash. You can never go wrong when travelling on The Blueridge Parkway.

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Auburn, Alabama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There are two hikes at this site. One is accessible from the parking lot and the other is a short drive through a very neat tunnel through the mountain. The first trail takes you up a trail that takes some effort if you're not used to hiking. It's not a difficult trail at all, but it's got a bit of... More 

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United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I went here with a friend to do some day hiking. I just enjoyed everything from the drive to the hike. I would recommend giving yourself enough time to indulge in the beautiful wilderness.

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Fripp Island, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Easy short hike with a great vista at the top. Just the thing to stretch your legs during a driving tour of the parkway or a day picnic from Asheville area

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Asheville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Craggy Gardens offers a beautiful view of the mountains. There are picnic areas and trails to enjoy as well. Not that far Asheville so you can go down and enjoy the city as well.

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