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Walking/hiking trails abound at this stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The flora is magnificent and there's never a shortage of photographers trying to capture the beauty of this place. I have been coming here for 45 years and never tire of the views.
The parking strip next to the Craggy Gardens Visitor Center has access to several trails to spots with wonderful views (for those less intrepid, the parking area has great views too). Note that the trails are not difficult, but have some uneven sections, so good...More
Visiting the area with friends and were looking for a fairly short and not too strenuous hike. The Craggy Garden Pinnacle trail was perfect. Even though the weather was less than ideal (cool and foggy) we decided to make the trip to the pinnacle. With...More
Traveling from the west, there's a marked turn sign which takes you to a large parking area with two sets of 'restrooms' and the start of a trail. We chose not to stop there, but found that the other end of the trail meets a...More
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.
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