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“Under the Stars”
Review of Craggy Gardens

Craggy Gardens
Ranked #11 of 196 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

A fine stopping point along the Blue Ridge Parkway, especially after being on Mt. Mitchell at sunset. My experiences here are different than most - I visit at night. The dark skies here offer fine opportunity to astrophotography. Even if it's cloudy, one can then get some fine exposures of very distant city lights. Even with a modest camera on tripod I have gotten some decent images of the Milky Way and nebulae.

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"short hike"
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"picnic area"
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"visitor center"
in 71 reviews
"easy hike"
in 34 reviews
"the blue ridge parkway"
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"nice hike"
in 19 reviews
"degree view"
in 19 reviews
"moderate hike"
in 6 reviews
"high elevation"
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"both sides"
in 11 reviews
"rest rooms"
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"stretch your legs"
in 7 reviews
"views are amazing"
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"worth the effort"
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"beautiful area"
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"picnic lunch"
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"full bloom"
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

This is a short relaxing walk to the Craggy Pinnacle. We had a two, seven, and ten year old who all enjoyed the hiking trail to the top. They loved the view and the tall sea of grass on the top. Great for playing hide and seek! Perfect for a picnic.

Thank Kei S
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

An easy hike to the top of this bald mountain covered with wild flowers and blueberries; spectacular views from the top

Thank meeth628
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Just North of Asheville is a great place to picnic, fly kites and hike. The visitor center is a good store and information place. The facilities are appreciated.

Thank Jody S
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

My wife and I climbed the Craggy Gardens Hiking Trail in the picnic area. It is 8/10's of a mile but all uphill. The view from the top is great and the hike is well worth the effort.....

Especially on a clear day. So we say "Go for it" !

Thank pparrothead
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