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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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Did not know a place like this existed in the real world only in movies but it was every bit as beautiful and wonderful as places like this in the movies.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
yolostevens1989
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Bryson City, North Carolina
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Bryson City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did not know a place like this existed in the real world only in movies but it was every bit as beautiful and wonderful as places like this in the movies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful stop over 6,000 ft on the parkway. An easy hike up to pinnacle point plus many other trails. Always about 10 degrees cooler than in Asheville

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 college we would go up here during meteor showers at night to get great sky views. Day or night, its a... More 

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asheville, nc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A great place to hike and see nature in warmer months. Waterfalls and hiking trails. Flowering trees line the hiking path in Spring/Summer.

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Roseau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 - very neat with no leaves and the mountain ash still full of berries.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Craggy Gardens is at about 6000 feet. A climb to the top of Craggy Pinnacle is worth it and of moderate difficulty. Once there the 360 degree views are just spectacular. Nice picnic area near by. Nice to visit in summer when the mountain laurels are in bloom. But a visit anytime is nice.... More 

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Knoxville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We dropped by the Craggy Gardens on a whim and had no idea what we were getting into. It's a nice climb and well worth the view. When we were there we had some incredible fog that made the place mysterious. Gorgeous

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Off the Blue Ridge Parkway you will find Craggy Gardens. You can take a hike & see beautiful mountain views, then relax with a picnic afterward.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Amazing views, there is about a .8 mile hike to the shelter that is rocky and rooty wear appropriate shoes. Once you get up there it is wide open space with incredible mountain views. Take a picnic, blanket, and your sweetie.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Definitely do the walk...it is easy and worth the sites. It is hard to explain the craggy gardens until you actually see them.

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