Located to the north of Asheville, NC, Craggy Gardens offers stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains & Parkway stretching right into Tennessee. Overlook North Carolina to the east from the parking region close to the Craggy Gardens Visitor Center & nearby trails. This large picnic spot is extremely popular among visitors where excellent opportunities for stargazing are available at nights.
Craggy Gardens turn into a pink & purple mountain-sized bouquet in early summer when rhododendron thickets along the upper heights en-cover the landscape. A favorite hiking 1.5 mile round trip trail through Rhododendron Tunnel by the Blue Ridge Parkway to Craggy Pinnacle is an easy walk. Take a look for CD's, books, souvenirs, & photographic display put up at the Visitors Center which also offers restrooms on premises.