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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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Nice short hike

There are plenty of picnic tables, clean restrooms and a short hike to beautiful views. Very nice!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cyndi S
Awesome hike off the Parkway

Short, easy hike off the Parkway with a stunning view and lots of rhododendron, mountain laurel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WThiker
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Weaverville, North Carolina
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  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“short hike” (44 reviews)
“picnic area” (37 reviews)
“easy hike” (35 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 1 week ago

There are plenty of picnic tables, clean restrooms and a short hike to beautiful views. Very nice!!!

Thank Cyndi S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Short, easy hike off the Parkway with a stunning view and lots of rhododendron, mountain laurel, lily and other wildflower to observe as you hike up. June and July are great months to visit.

Thank WThiker
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in or near Asheville, make this place a go to off the Blue Ridge Mtn. Parkway. Anytime of the year that it isn't raining or really cold weather, is the right time to go. Not a long visit, but worth it.

Thank Hattie748
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The time to visit is in June when the Rhododendron are all blooming (check online for best weeks). It is a one of a kind place and an easy drive out from Asheville. Could easily be combined with a meal at the Pisgah Inn, which...More

2  Thank Fred N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun, short hike that is just a quick drive from Asheville. The views from the top are great.

Thank Tyler O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively moderate hike (unless it is raining). It opens up into a huge field. If you go when the flowers are opening, you wont be disappointed.

Thank islawhaleshark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I traveled 20 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway north of the Asheville Visitor Center (and then 20 miles south of the visitor center). This was the furthest point north we drove. It was a foggy day at that elevation so the...More

Thank Darrell L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We set off on the craggy gardens hike to the pinnacle, and as a side note, did notice that we were the only ones in shorts and tank tops. Since 2/3 of us ended up with ticks at the end of the hike, I see...More

1  Thank Katie F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

take a picnic lunch and enjoy a hike at craggy gardens. There are bathroom facilities also and a few picnic tables

1  Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Robert R
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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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