Blue Ridge Parkway: Craggy Gardens to Mount Pisgah

MODERATE 10 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 40.9 miles Elevation Gain: 5,291 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash


mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

bike touring

bird watching



wild flowers


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

scenic driving
Tue Dec 26 2017

I have driven this beautiful section of the Parkway many times. I have also hiked some of the trails along the road several times. Great views.

Thu Jul 13 2017

Try to go on a blue sky day! An AMAZING view!

scenic driving
Wed Feb 22 2017

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
Sun Oct 16 2016

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
Tue Feb 02 2016

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

scenic driving
Wed Jun 18 2014

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

Sun Feb 11 2018

Sun May 15 2016

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