Craggy Gardens Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Barnardsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Craggy Gardens. Short trail with great mountain views.
Nice hike. The beginning was a little strenuous (intermediate) but it leveled out after a while. There were icy patches on part of the trail but not that dangerous. If in the area I would consider hiking this trail again.
Nice trail. Started at the picnic area. First section was a bit steep. The small shelter was a great place to sit and take in the view. Surprising crowded.
Steep to start off but well worth the climb. Very foggy when we went but still very beautiful
Good incline in the beginning.
Perfect trail for a morning hike with the puppy. Had to work hard, but still got to enjoy the views.
Great trail to hike in June when rhododendrons are in bloom. Have hiked these trails many times.
You can start this short hike and pretty trail from the south end of the visitor center parking lot or the north end of the picnic area. Be sure to take the spur at the large trail shelter to the beautiful small bald and lookout. This is also a great spot to see the rhododendrons blooming in early to mid-June.
great trail! felt like walking through a magical land! It was a great hike.
Beautiful trail. Very do-able hike for everyone. Be sure to take the small trail to the bald patch with a great lookout.