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Craggy Pinnacle Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (13)

A short trail leading to the pinnacle of Craggy Gardens.


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Map Key

0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

5,879' 1,792 m

High

5,665' 1,727 m

Low

214' 65 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Views

Family Friendly This is a short trail with plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view.

Description

This is a very easy trail to follow with bit of climb all the way up to the viewpoint. The end of the trail reaches a spectacular 360° view without obstruction. The viewpoint may be crowded if too many people (~20) are also at the top, but visiting during the week or early on weekend mornings will help alleviate the crowd.

You'll see the Craggy Gardens Trail, which is tempting where this short trail may not be enough for an adventurer. If you're looking for more, I would recommend following up with that one as well.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Blue Ridge Parkway

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Parish H

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 13 votes

#8

in Asheville

#6999

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Trail Rankings

#8

in Asheville

#206

in North Carolina

#6,999

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Photos

The trees that give Craggy it's name.
Oct 9, 2018 near Swannanoa, NC
The view from the top of Craggy Pinnacle
Oct 9, 2018 near Swannanoa, NC
The view from the top of Craggy Pinnacle.
Oct 9, 2018 near Swannanoa, NC
Almost at the top of Craggy Pinnacle.
Oct 9, 2018 near Swannanoa, NC
In July we saw lots of beautiful flowers and busy bees.
Oct 9, 2018 near Swannanoa, NC

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Oct 13, 2021
William Lopez
Spent 10 minutes at summit taking pictures and admiring the beautiful view. 0.4mi — 0h 18m
Sep 5, 2021
dee angel
Sep 3, 2021
Private User
Apr 18, 2021
Jackie Perri
Done 0.4mi
Nov 19, 2020
Catherine Lambert
Oct 21, 2020
Audrey Zhang
Oct 18, 2020
Helene Gaglioti
Jul 4, 2020
Fae Kronman