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A short trail leading to the pinnacle of Craggy Gardens.


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

5,879' 1,792 m

High

5,665' 1,727 m

Low

214' 65 m

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Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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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

  4.3 from 14 votes

#9

in Asheville

#6927

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  4.3 from 14 votes
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Trail Rankings

#9

in Asheville

#225

in North Carolina

#6,927

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908 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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