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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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Nice short hike

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

Reviewed yesterday
TJC22
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Florida
Easy hike with big rewards!

Enchanting and easy hike will give you huge long-range 360 degree views....In May the rhododendrons... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
terrycarlson2018
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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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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Reviewed yesterday

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 5 days 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we drove up towards craggy gardens we were expecting something else( more of a garden) but it mostly just a good drive up a mountain and nice spots to stop and lookout. There may have been some hiking trails or other places to visit...More

Thank sduncan141
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Average Visitor Center with beautiful mountain landscape. If weather permits, take advantage of the paths and enjoy the gorgeous views!

Thank dmarun
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Although we were hoping to hike, the weather turned rainy. The drive up to the area is windy and skinny but once there, the parking area is large. We will try it again.

Thank DEBORAH H
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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
24 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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