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Craggy Gardens

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Craggy Gardens

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Craggy Gardens Visitor Center Mile Marker 364 on the Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28711
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Elizabeth H wrote a review Nov 2020
North Carolina29 contributions1 helpful vote
The main trail is not at the visitors center, it is at the next overlook. Great area. We hiked with a three year old and he made it to the top.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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GabrielSanab wrote a review Oct 2020
Florida Keys, Florida162 contributions27 helpful votes
Honestly it was a bit confusing if you are not familiar with the area on which parking lot to start at to get the 360 scenic views hike. Make sure you park at the Craggy Gardens dome overlook, there are other trails but this is the one you don’t want to miss. It’s a relatively short hike although it seems very high up. I highly recommend this hike to anyone, even if you are older just take your time. The views are definitely worth it, especially during sunset.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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MDT2001 wrote a review Oct 2020
Shelby, North Carolina473 contributions47 helpful votes
Stopped here for a picnic while taking a Sunday drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The drive into Craggy Gardens is winding and scenic. The parking lot is well spaced and close to the picnic area and hiking trail. A short walk from the parking area brings you to the tables. The tables are made of concrete and spaced randomly on the slope of the hill. A few handicapped tables are at the bottom of the slope and have a paved walk way that lead to them. The view from the picnic area is quite scenic. I would recommend making sure you have a tablecloth due to the tables catching the debris and effects of the elements. They are a bit dirty. Restrooms are nearby but the smell is very earthy. We didn't hike the trail but the picnic area is a nice stop during a parkway cruise.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ashley S wrote a review Oct 2020
Chicago, Illinois99 contributions22 helpful votes
It was a rainy day in Oct. when we went. We stayed for probably 1 hr max. Very muddy, because it rained a couple days before. Not a clearly marked trail (fine, that's the fun of it). It was kind of like an enchanted forest. My mom didn't like it. I liked it more than her. Nothing was in bloom that we saw. We didn't see any signage so wasn't sure where to go, especially when the trail would go off in 3 different directions. We saw this barn type looking thing- not much to look at, and wasn't sure how far to go so we didn't see any breathtaking views- it was foggy, cold and wet. This was just my experience.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Babette M wrote a review Oct 2020
Plano, Texas137 contributions25 helpful votes
It was a very rainy, foggy day, but we decided to take the hike anyway. It is a short, easy hike but was rather slippery since it was raining. We just took it slow so we wouldn't slip and fall. Getting to the top was rather anticlimactic for us since it was completely cloudy, we couldn't enjoy the view. It was still very pretty along the trail with the fall colors and mild temperature. We will try it again another visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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