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Craggy Gardens

Craggy Gardens

Craggy Gardens

Blue Ridge Parkway (Milepost 364.6)
AshevilleNC  28803
 
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Craggy Gardens is about 20 miles North of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 364.6. Craggy Gardens is a great place for a picnic and hiking. It has gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

One of the favorite hikes for visits at Craggy Gardens is Craggy Pinnacle Trail. It is a 1.5 mile round trip hike to the top for some beautiful panoramic views. In the early summer Craggy Gardens has beautiful rhododendron in bloom in purple and pink. If hiking on the Craggy Pinnacle you will be lead through a tunnel of rhododendron to the summit which offers 360 degree view.

Because of the altitude, the climate is usually cool, so take a sweater or fleece.

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Asheville Botanical Gardens

Asheville Botanical Gardens

Asheville Botanical Gardens

151 W T Weaver Blvd
AshevilleNC  28804
(828) 252-5190

Note:
Pets, radios, and sports equipment are not allowed in the gardens. This is to help preserve the serenity for all visitors.

April through May is peak for spring blooms throughout much of the Gardens. Mid-summer through early fall is the second bloom peak.