Craggy Gardens, Asheville

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  • September 15, 2017
    Go early while the Smokeys are "smokin'." Or catch this place with the full grandeur of the mid-day sun on the mountains. Late afternoon is nice, but not the best. We've been at all hours and in all s...  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    Hiked up late morning, with the fog still hanging low, hoping that it would burn off when we reached the pinnacle. It didn't, but it turned out to be one of our better hiking experiences in the Ashevi...  more »
  • August 26, 2017
    We did the shorter .7 mile hike to the overlook area. I love that the hike has flowers along the whole way there. Even in late August, there were lots of yellow and white flowers, and with that, we di...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    Beautiful and easy access right off the road
  • June 20, 2017
    Beautiful hike close to Asheville city limits.
  • June 23, 2017
    Great place to view the sunset! And the overlook has restrooms!
  • April 21, 2017
    Beautiful place, definitely stop here and take the short hike up and have a picnic with spectacular views.
  • December 20, 2016
    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.

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