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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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Wildflowers !!

An easy hike with stunning wildflowers. It is a heavily traveled trail with a bathroom nearby. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa M
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Bradenton, Florida
Good for novice hikers

Along our drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, we made a stop at Craggy Gardens, sort of a roadside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SewManyDolls
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“short hike” (43 reviews)
“picnic area” (38 reviews)
“visitor center” (71 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 1 week ago

An easy hike with stunning wildflowers. It is a heavily traveled trail with a bathroom nearby. We didn't take the longer hike to Douglas Falls, but drove on the Forest service roads. However you get there, I highly suggest ending up at Douglas Falls. Beautiful.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Along our drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, we made a stop at Craggy Gardens, sort of a roadside attraction which had an educational facility and gift shop. In addition to the lovely view, we could see people at the top of the mountain, so...More

Thank SewManyDolls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend Craggy Gardens if you are looking for an easy hike, it took us roughly twenty minutes to get to the top and the views were stunning. If you don't have much time on the Blue Ridge Parkway this is a great...More

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the Craggy Gardens visitor Center to get some info for hiking.Inside the center theres a nice wood stove to warm up, and we needed it the day we were hiking.We took the womans advice and hiked up Craggy Mountain,very jagged steps,and most...More

1  Thank delray222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful drive and easy, not too strenuous walk to incredible views!!. Packed a picnic lunch which was really nice for a rest.

Thank jamessG8475IP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re choosing to go on this hike in late October don’t bother. The trail was Narrow covered with jagged rocks with a steep incline and many streams running over it making it challenging to climb up. Not to mention the deep mud pits that...More

Thank Noodlebee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful and informative. find all you need to know and take a break from your sightseeing in a gorgeous setting.

Thank Jamiev108
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful drive to this spot. Parked next to visitor center and walked left to end of parking lot. Maybe 20 min hike or so to the shelter. Do not go left of the shelter but go straight down the path and you will see...More

Thank 132Karen132
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We love driving the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall to see all the colors of the leaves. The views are amazing!!

Thank waterlover19
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Staff here was very friendly and knowledgable. Location was very pretty with lovely views. Raining when we got here but great spot to watch the clouds come in and settle in the valley. Came back on a sunny day and just lovely!

Thank 2011_BAM
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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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buchee50
17 October 2017|
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Response from mixaconsulting | Reviewed this property |
Yes just have on a leash
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4Airedale
23 August 2017|
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Response from Everett B | Reviewed this property |
There are literally dozens of hikes in the area from short nature hikes to the 2000+ mile Appalachian trail so you should have no trouble finding one to suit you. There is a ranger station at Craggy and I'm sure you can get... More
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