Blue Ridge Parkway: Craggy Gardens to Mount Pisgah

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Blue Ridge Parkway: Craggy Gardens to Mount Pisgah is a 40.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Swannanoa, 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.

DISTANCE
40.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6013 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

birding

camping

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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

scenic driving
4 months 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
8 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!

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

scenic driving
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

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

scenic driving
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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