Craggy Gardens

Craggy Gardens, a popular area on the Blue Ridge Parkway, is interlaced with great trails that take hikers through the rhododendrons and grassy open gaps, as well as surrounding forests along the Mountains to the Sea trail and other trails.

A roadside meadow by the trailhead glowed with Rudbeckia, Coreopsis and Phlox, with slopes nearby puctuated with Silene virginica and Campanulastrum americana (formerly Campanula).

Woody enjoyed the cooler temperatures at higher elevations, as well as his first hike in the woods!


  1. Glad you found a cooler place to hike....this week is gonna be a scorcher. Love finding native flowers in the wild.

  2. Sounds like a great hiking spot!


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