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Address: Craggy Gardens Visitor Center, 364 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28711
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Um. WOW! Off-Season is great, too.

We went near sunset. It was quite a hike up a muddy path to the viewing area, but it was amazing. The vistas were absolutely stunning. The path is very rugged, so be aware if you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went near sunset. It was quite a hike up a muddy path to the viewing area, but it was amazing. The vistas were absolutely stunning. The path is very rugged, so be aware if you have someone with an injury in your party. My wife was recovering from knee surgery, and she would do it again, but it was... More 

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Thank Dgeigs
Asheville, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway up to Craggy Gardens. Take a picnic lunch or plan to cook up there. Picnic tables and grills are provided. Hiking is nice and there is plenty of room for the kids to run around.

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Thank curlyheadAsheville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to go at sunset. It is one of the most incredible views. The mountains are beautiful. There are a lot of curves on the way up the mountain, but hey it's a mountain. Just be careful! If the main road is blocked, go up to the picnic area and hike to the top!!

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Thank Ashley H
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop at the visitors center first for wonderful information, shopping opportunities and an amazing view; then head up the road a short distance to the trail parking lot. An easy <1 mile hike leads to a ridge top observation point that is absolutely stunning - especially in the fall. The elevation means it's always going to be colder and windier... More 

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Thank Nancy G
Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went up two days in a row, the first it was sooooo cold and foggy you couldnt see anything! so we went to the shop and just looked around in their and headed back down. the next day we went and when we got to the top it was soooooo cold and the wind was blowing me away but... More 

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Thank Cheyenne H
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited 02/25/17 – an easy to moderate 20min walk to the pinnacle and there are gorgeous 360 views. Can imagine how wonderful everything would be in the late spring and summer. A picnic on top would be perfection. It was extremely windy when we were at the top. They allow dogs. Near the top, you have the choice of going... More 

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Thank Rose P
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Craggy Gardens Visitor center is about a 35-40 min drive from downtown Asheville along the Blue Ridge Parkway at MP 364. The center was closed, but a friendly couple told us where to go for the short hike which provides beautiful 360 views. The trail is called "Craggy Pinnacle Trail Overlook", and is .7 mile. To get to the trail... More 

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

Did not know a place like this existed in the real world only in movies but it was every bit as beautiful and wonderful as places like this in the movies.

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Thank yolostevens1989
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

This is a beautiful stop over 6,000 ft on the parkway. An easy hike up to pinnacle point plus many other trails. Always about 10 degrees cooler than in Asheville

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Thank Craig F
Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is one of my fave spots on the parkway. Its easy to access and a short walk to craggy pinnacle, which offers a 360 degree view of the surroundings. Beautiful vista anytime of year. When I was in college we would go up here during meteor showers at night to get great sky views. Day or night, its a... More 

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