Trip Planner:   USA  /  North Carolina  /  North Carolina Mountains  /  Asheville  /  Trails  /  Craggy Gardens

Craggy Gardens, Asheville

4.6
#3 of 31 in Trails in North Carolina
Hiking Trail Nature / Park
Craggy Gardens is located in Asheville. With our world travel planner, Asheville attractions like Craggy Gardens can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Create an itinerary including Craggy Gardens
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
510 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • This is a fantastic hike for any and all ages. The hike is 0.7 miles one way, and doesn't have much elevation gain although there is some. The trail is covered with rhododendrons so it is mostly shade...  more »
  • Great place to stop on the way up to Mt. Mitchell. Nice views of the mountains and the Asheville water supply lake. Rangers are very pleasant and helpful.  more »
  • Oh how I wish we had come here in June when the rhododendrons were in bloom. The hillsides and trails are simply covered with them - but only one bush had a few flowers left during our visit. (Google ...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful and easy access right off the road
  • Beautiful hike close to Asheville city limits.
  • Great place to view the sunset! And the overlook has restrooms!
  • Beautiful place, definitely stop here and take the short hike up and have a picnic with spectacular views.
  • Completely breathtaking! Must do the 1.4-mile roundtrip hike to the top of the Craggy Pinnacle, while at the Gardens. There you'll find stunning panoramic 360-degree views from an 5,890 ft summit... hard to beat in the Western NC Blue Ridge.

Plan your trip to Asheville

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Asheville

To take advantage of the best Asheville has to offer without breaking the bank, stay at one of the city's small motels, many of which offer free breakfast buffets and plenty of secure parking. Asheville's historical district contains most of the city's bed and breakfasts, allowing you to stay within a short walk of downtown shopping, dining, and entertainment. The area also boasts numerous budget-friendly hostels, offering inexpensive private rooms for backpackers. For something completely different, rent an eco-friendly cabin in a wooded area just a short drive from the city.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Asheville by other users

30 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Asheville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in North Carolina Mountains BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in North Carolina Mountains BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Asheville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Asheville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Asheville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in North Carolina Mountains BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in North Carolina Mountains BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Asheville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in North Carolina Mountains & Blue Ridge BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Asheville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans