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Craggy Pinnacle Trail

Intermediate

Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 214' 65 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 5,879' 1,792 m
Low: 5,665' 1,727 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Parish H

A short trail leading to the pinnacle of Craggy Gardens.

Parish H

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.

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Land Manager: NPS - Blue Ridge Parkway

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Oct 18, 2019
Joel Grimes
Aug 24, 2019
Cassie Dockery
Aug 14, 2019
Lynn Cunningham
Lake James Trip 0.7mi
Jul 4, 2019
Kay Ko
Jun 28, 2019
Monika Witkowski
May 30, 2019
Kimberly Balogh
360 degree view!! 0.9mi — 0h 33m
Apr 30, 2019
Jalyn Devereaux
Apr 23, 2019
Carter McFall Jr.

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 10 votes

#4

in Montreat

#4922

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#4

in Montreat

#144

in North Carolina

#4,922

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624 Since Apr 3, 2017
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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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