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A quick trail through a beautiful forest.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Point to Point

5,611' 1,710 m

High

5,234' 1,595 m

Low

392' 119 m

Up

127' 39 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly A great place for a picnic lunch and a quick jaunt. The wide open grassy meadow at the top of the trail is a perfect place to let kids run free.

Description

Head north on the Blue Ridge Parkway out of Asheville and drive approx. 18 miles past the Folk Art Center. Craggy Gardens Picnic Area is on the left. Follow the driveway 1/4 mile to the parking area. The trailhead is clearly marked at the east end of the parking lot. The trail meanders steadily uphill through ethereal old growth forest and passes through an airy alpine meadow. The trail ends at the visitor center near Craggy Pinnacle.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Blue Ridge Parkway

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Ether Nomad

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  3.4 from 14 votes

#15142

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  3.4 from 14 votes
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Trail Rankings

#622

in North Carolina

#15,142

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Forest Dance.
Sep 18, 2016 near Swannanoa, NC
Cozy camping.
Sep 18, 2016 near Swannanoa, NC
Shelter.
Sep 18, 2016 near Swannanoa, NC

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