The Blue Ridge Parkway: Craggy Gardens to Mount Pisgah

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The Blue Ridge Parkway: Craggy Gardens to Mount Pisgah is a 42 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Swannanoa, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

42.0 miles Point to Point




mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

trail running




wild flowers


Ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway by car or road bike. If you road bike it is very very demanding.

scenic driving
2 days ago

Craggy Gardens to Mt. Pisgah is one of my favorite stretches of the BRP. Located on both sides of Asheville, great hikes include Mt. Pisgah, Craggy Gardens, and Craggy Pinnacle. You also can take a detour to the famous Biltmore Estate or stop for lunch in Asheville, maybe stay in luxury at the Grove Park Inn, or stay at the rustic Pisgah Inn. Lots of hiking and lots to see and do.

scenic driving
4 months ago

I love witnessing the amazing Parkway scenery on this section, completing some of the spectacular trails like Craggy Gardens/Craggy Pinnacle and Mt. Pisgah, and then ending the day exploring wonderful Asheville!

scenic driving
1 year ago

Drove through this section with a thunderstorm coming over the mountain, turning the visibility to very low. It was exciting.

scenic driving
2 years ago

Incredible beauty and lots of views. I would like to see it again in the fall.