craggy gardens


Find the vivid colors of wildflowers, exposed rock balds and spectacular views of distant peaks at Craggy Gardens, recognized by the state of North Carolina as a National Heritage Area. It is home to a multitude of rare plants and wildlife and easily accessible from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Length: 1.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 252 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to strenuous
Trailhead Elevation: 5,500 feet

Directions from Asheville

  1. Take the Blue Ridge Parkway north out of town.
  2. Craggy Gardens Visitor Center is located at milepost 367.

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