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Craggy Gardens, Asheville

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TripAdvisor
  • This is one of my fave spots on the parkway. Its easy to access and a short walk to craggy pinnacle, which offers a 360 degree view of the surroundings. Beautiful vista anytime of year. When I was in ...  more »
  • A great place to hike and see nature in warmer months. Waterfalls and hiking trails. Flowering trees line the hiking path in Spring/Summer. 
  • Just down the road, through the tunnel, there is a parking lot and you can hike up to an excellent observation point where you can see wonderful views! It was a neat trail through scraggly old shrubs ...  more »
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  • Great view at the end of the hike. Just be prepared for a hike all up hill. There are bathrooms located at the beginning of the trail. There are lots of picnic tables and grills. Bring your charcoal. Nice place to have a picnic lunch.
  • This is a beautiful area of the parkway. From Craggy Pinnacle, there are amazing views for miles in all directions. I have been to the pinnacle several times and the wind is always intense. The temperature is always considerably cooler than lower elevations so come prepared. Happy hiking!!
  • This garden/picnic spot was very pretty, but also a little confusing about where to go to see the gardens...
  • Sunrise or sunset are the best times to visit. The crowds of screaming kids will be low and the view is amazing.
  • Maybe our expectations were much higher. We were expecting rhododendrons to be full of flowers per a conversation with the visitors center two weeks ago. They were somewhat over so it was disappointing from that perspective, yet the hike up and scenery was very enjoyable