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Craggy Gardens

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Address: Craggy Gardens Visitor Center, 364 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28711
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In The Fall A Garden Straight Out Of A Tim Burton Movie

We rode the Blue Ridge Parkway all the way up to this location. The gardens were full of craggy trees with no leaves but still just as charming in a creepy kind of way. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rode the Blue Ridge Parkway all the way up to this location. The gardens were full of craggy trees with no leaves but still just as charming in a creepy kind of way. The restrooms were closed because of the season so be prepared to come up with options . . . We walked the trail almost to the... More 

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dog friendly hike. Only about 30 min total. I'm sure this hike is very beautiful in the springtime. We went end of November. It's a fairly easy hike. You do walk uphill part way and it's a little rocky.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lady at the Blue Ridge Visitor Center suggested a visit to Craggy Gardens because other places were shut down on account of the fires. I'm so grateful to her. I can't describe the surreal landscape that the coldness of November has painted up there. Being able to see that with my loved ones was a gift.

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beafort south carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Blue Ridge Parkway in early November, craggy garden trail is fairly easy and short, about an hour including time enjoying the top. Great place for a picnic. Can't wait to see in the spring!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway and loved every moment of it. We stopped at a few of the overlooks on the way, but nothing compared to getting inside of Craggy Gardens and feeling like we were at the top of the mountain! It was lovely to go up the short hike to look out at... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy hike takes you up to a breathtaking view - worth while trip! Great for novices and families with young kids.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have taken the .7 mile Pinnacle Hike both in the spring and fall and the views are amazing. You drive on the beautiful Blue Ridge Ridge Parkway to get here with beautiful views along the way, the only problem is that it's a one lane road and you may be stuck behind a very slow driver and there is... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, I took my mother for a mountain trip and we stopped at Craggy Gardens. Not impressed. There were a lot of bare twigs. lol. I think this is better viewed in the spring and summer and we will return then.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a short hike with pretty views this is a good one; would love to come back in the Spring to see the Rhododendron in bloom. We hiked to the pinnacle (drive through the tunnel from the visitors center, entrance on left.) and got stunning views from there. The trail is listed as moderate but it is between... More 

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All I can say is this is a gorgeous location for a nice hike. Bring your walking shoes and energy and prepare to be awed. Pretty much all of the Blue Ridge Parkway is like this. ;)

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