Craggy Gardens Trail

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

Elevation Gain657ft
Trailhead Elevation5,500ft
Elevation Min/Max5279/5680ft
Elevation Start/End5500/5500ft

Craggy Gardens Trail

Craggy Gardens Trail is a hiking trail in Buncombe County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 5,500 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 657 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms and parking. The Pinnacle Gap Visitor's Center ranger station can be seen along the trail. There is also a shelter and information along the trail. Near the end of the trail is a viewpoint.

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Five-Star Trails-Asheville-2nd Edition (Menasha Ridge Press)
Jennifer Pharr Davis
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"The Great Craggy Mountains feature the closest balds to Asheville, and those mountain summits reveal some of the best views in Western North Carolina. This combo hike will take you on two short out-and-back trails. On the first segment, you will follow the Mountains to Sea Trail (MST) to the rhododendron-dotted summit at Craggy Gardens. Then, after a short car shuttle, the second portion of the hike sends you to the top of Craggy Pinnacle for great views of the North Fork Reservoir and neighboring Craggy Dome."

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Trail Information

Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearby City
Blue Ridge Parkway
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Views, Wildflowers
Blue Ridge Parkway: 828-298-0398,
Local Contacts
National Geographic #779 Linville Gorge, Mount Mitchell, USGS Craggy Pinnacle
Local Maps

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