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Craggy Pinnacle Trail

Intermediate

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0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
81% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 214' 65 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 5,879' 1,792 m
Low: 5,665' 1,727 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Parish H

A short trail leading to the pinnacle of Craggy Gardens.

Parish H

Features Fall Colors · Views

Description

This is a very easy trail to follow with bit of climb all the way up to the viewpoint. The end of the trail reaches a spectacular 360° view without obstruction. The viewpoint may be crowded if too many people (~20) are also at the top, but visiting during the week or early on weekend mornings will help alleviate the crowd.

You'll see the Craggy Gardens Trail, which is tempting where this short trail may not be enough for an adventurer. If you're looking for more, I would recommend following up with that one as well.

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Land Manager: NPS - Blue Ridge Parkway

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Jun 18, 2019
Cole Radford
Foggy on the top this morning so couldn't get a view from the top but still a beautiful trail that climbs swiftly, although short 0.8mi

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  4.5 from 10 votes

#7

in Montreat

#5172

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#7

in Montreat

#158

in North Carolina

#5,172

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The trees that give Craggy it's name.
Oct 9, 2018 near Swannanoa, NC
The view from the top of Craggy Pinnacle
Oct 9, 2018 near Swannanoa, NC
The view from the top of Craggy Pinnacle.
Oct 9, 2018 near Swannanoa, NC
In July we saw lots of beautiful flowers and busy bees.
Oct 9, 2018 near Swannanoa, NC
Almost at the top of Craggy Pinnacle.
Oct 9, 2018 near Swannanoa, NC

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