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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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As long as the parkway is open I make a trek to the top of the saddle to view the world from both... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tebbé D
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Go when the rhododendrons are blooming

The rhododendron blooms were mainly gone, but it was still a pretty hike with great views of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
christineg j
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“short hike” (43 reviews)
“picnic area” (39 reviews)
“easy hike” (36 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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"short hike"
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"picnic area"
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"easy hike"
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"visitor center"
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"the blue ridge parkway"
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"nice hike"
in 19 reviews
"degree view"
in 19 reviews
"garden trail"
in 7 reviews
"high elevation"
in 6 reviews
"both sides"
in 11 reviews
"wild flowers"
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"rest rooms"
in 7 reviews
"stretch your legs"
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"views are amazing"
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"great hiking"
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"worth the effort"
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"beautiful area"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As long as the parkway is open I make a trek to the top of the saddle to view the world from both sides now. In the month of June when the rhododendrons are blooming you can hear the buzzing bees from under the canopy...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The rhododendron blooms were mainly gone, but it was still a pretty hike with great views of the mountains.

Thank christineg j
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a very short hike which we knew going in but there was supposed to be “beautiful flowers” this time of year. We never found them. The views from the start of the hike were great though

Thank Ziggymar6
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a nice short hike, although there are some challenging areas where you are going more vertical than horizontal.

Thank TJC22
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enchanting and easy hike will give you huge long-range 360 degree views....In May the rhododendrons are at peak bloom and this only adds to the overall experience.

Thank terrycarlson2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you use your phone for directions, you want to go to visitor center that is right off the parkway to reach the pinnacle hike. We googled and it took us to Craggy Garden Picnic area--which was nice but not the spot we were shooting...More

Thank planningmom45
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy hike, loved walking through the forest of Rhododendrons, not blooming yet... Day was foggy so little to no view at the top but the hike itself and the natural landscape is worth it.

Thank kathyY35748
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short (< 1 mile), not too steep hike, takes you from the visitor center to wonderful 360 view. The drive up to it is lovely in itself. Plenty of vistas along the way.

Thank Mary-Elizabeth E
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Clay and I, along with Beefy had a nice little hike around Craggy Gardens and Craggy Dome. Peaceful, mindful, relaxing.

1  Thank Susie G
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Went here by myself on a recent trip to Asheville. It was a pretty drive and a beautiful reward at the pinnacle. Fairly short and easy hike, plenty of parking.

Thank Cltpantherlvr
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jennreeves76
22 May 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
23 March 2018|
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Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
yes, easy hike !
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Marley Mom M
19 November 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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