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You can see for miles and miles.

Craggy Gardens is at a high elevation. We stopped before reaching the picnic area and we took a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ghallman1912
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Go when Azaleas in season!

Great hike, walk. Not hard. Go at your own pace. My mom in her 70s did just fine. Nice view at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
meadorkarla
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Craggy Gardens Visitor Center, Mile Marker 364 on the Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28711
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Craggy Gardens is at a high elevation. We stopped before reaching the picnic area and we took a walk path that provided meadow areas, and areas that was like walking through a living tunnel. But drive to the top because the view is magnificent and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ghallman1912
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hike, walk. Not hard. Go at your own pace. My mom in her 70s did just fine. Nice view at end, even on a cloudy day. Nature at its best and free. The blooms and overhanging foliage make the trail special.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank meadorkarla
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.....Items for sale are not your usual touristy junk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank debrah310
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When visiting Asheville or traveling the Parkway, a trip to Craggy Gardens and a hike to the pinnacle with its 360°, 5000 foot plus elevation, is an excellent outing. Young children have no trouble reaching the pinnacle and it is nice that the ranger station...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tim A
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We went up here to see the fall leaves and were not disappointed. It was crowded but the views great.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jjmat49022
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The walk is not that difficult; there are a few challenging spots but nothing that a child could not negotiate. The view from the top is pretty impressive. People that complain that there are not enough flowers, the trail is too hard or muddy are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bob H
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Loved this overlook, beautiful views. It’s in a high elevation area though, so bring a jacket and scarf and hat! It was super chilly, and snow/ice on trees and ground. Beautiful area though.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rdhdgds
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We visited in the fall and the foliage was so beautiful! The whole drive up to the Craggy Gardens was gorgeous with plenty of places to stop off and take pictures.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank erikac61483
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Travel about fifteen miles outside of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway and you will come to a unique and breathtaking landscape. We stopped at the Craggy Gardens visitor center in late October. It was already closed for the season. We were not there to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wetravelalot007
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome picnic area with plenty of parking. The trail from the picnic area to the visitor center was pretty and fun, with great views over the Blue Ridge mountains. If you hike up and back it is a total of 1.6 miles, and although there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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jennreeves76
22 May 2018|
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They weren't completely but it was still beautiful.
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Response from 256lisam256 | 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!!
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