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Address: Craggy Gardens Visitor Center, 364 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28711
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One of our favorite place

Definitely do the walk...it is easy and worth the sites. It is hard to explain the craggy gardens until you actually see them.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely do the walk...it is easy and worth the sites. It is hard to explain the craggy gardens until you actually see them.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a nice, short hike. It was not very difficult (I'm not in great shape). When you reach a fork in the hike, do go to each side. The left side is a little longer. In November, most of the plants were sleeping, however I believe it probably looks great when it's in bloom. On that trail, there is... More 

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Craggy Gardens is somewhat of a misnomer as it is a mountainside of indigenous flowering specimens so timing your visit is critical. Even without the blooming plants the views in the area are some of the Parkways best. The journey to the area along the parkway is quite enjoyable as the road begins to climb up the mountainside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The visitor center was pleasantly staffed and welcoming. A fire in the stove was a nice touch on a cold, VERY windy day. Take the walk up to Craggy Gardens lookout. A fantastic view!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode the Blue Ridge Parkway all the way up to this location. The gardens were full of craggy trees with no leaves but still just as charming in a creepy kind of way. The restrooms were closed because of the season so be prepared to come up with options . . . We walked the trail almost to the... More 

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dog friendly hike. Only about 30 min total. I'm sure this hike is very beautiful in the springtime. We went end of November. It's a fairly easy hike. You do walk uphill part way and it's a little rocky.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lady at the Blue Ridge Visitor Center suggested a visit to Craggy Gardens because other places were shut down on account of the fires. I'm so grateful to her. I can't describe the surreal landscape that the coldness of November has painted up there. Being able to see that with my loved ones was a gift.

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beafort south carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Blue Ridge Parkway in early November, craggy garden trail is fairly easy and short, about an hour including time enjoying the top. Great place for a picnic. Can't wait to see in the spring!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway and loved every moment of it. We stopped at a few of the overlooks on the way, but nothing compared to getting inside of Craggy Gardens and feeling like we were at the top of the mountain! It was lovely to go up the short hike to look out at... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy hike takes you up to a breathtaking view - worth while trip! Great for novices and families with young kids.

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