Craggy Gardens Trail

MODERATE 92 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
600 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Craggy Gardens. Short trail with great mountain views.

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I was lucky to do this hike with the rhododendrons in bloom. Wow, so beautiful. It feels like a mystical forest. It was pretty cloudy so I didn't get to see much at the lookout spot, but still beautiful. Nice short hike, with some steep areas to get the heart rate up.

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23 days ago

perfect little hike for family and kids. kind of overwhelming how many people were up there though. pretty views also.

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The trail itself is a short but fun hike. Great trail for fall foliage watching at the summit, though be aware the wind on the trail itself and the summit especially can be extremely harsh. Wear a good base layer and a layer for wind!

1 month ago

Great trail to take the pups