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A great spot with a range of hikes right from the road.

Can NOT beat the views on the parkway. Can be busier than many hikes because it is so well known... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Asheville, North Carolina
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You cannot beat the views! Easy hike from either trail, wide open space for kids to play... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andie H
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Craggy Gardens Visitor Center, 364 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28711
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Can NOT beat the views on the parkway. Can be busier than many hikes because it is so well known, but it's easy to get to, the hike is pretty and not difficult, the views are from the top are lovely.

Thank abigailgriffinavl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot beat the views! Easy hike from either trail, wide open space for kids to play. Beautiful setting with cool trees along the trail

Thank Andie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank flutie1999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank David J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Marty G
Reviewed 17 August 2018

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

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 10 August 2018

There are plenty of picnic tables, clean restrooms and a short hike to beautiful views. Very nice!!!

Thank Cyndi S
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Short, easy hike off the Parkway with a stunning view and lots of rhododendron, mountain laurel, lily and other wildflower to observe as you hike up. June and July are great months to visit.

1  Thank WThiker
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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.

1  Thank Hattie748
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

2  Thank Fred N
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22 May 2018|
Response from Susie G | Reviewed this property |
They weren't completely but it was still beautiful.
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Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
yes, easy hike !
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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!!