Craggy Pinnacle

Craggy Pinnacle, part of the Great Craggy Mountains (a spur of the Blue Ridge Mountains), looms over the Blue Ridge Parkway and its summit can be reached by a 1.4 - mile roundtrip trail. Almost anyone can hike this trail, which winds through thickets of catawba rhododendron. The summit is exposed and can be very windy (and cold!). Be here the last half of June, when the catawba rhododendron put on their beautiful display.

Elevation (feet): 5,892
Elevation (meters): 1,796
Continent: North America
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Latitude: 35.7033
Longitude: -82.3781
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Asheville
Convenient Center: Asheville

Thanks to Dale Kolsan for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Craggy Pinnacle.

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  • Log #10425 - by Travis Sutton Byrd on Dec 08, 2000
    As a freshman at UNCA in the fall of 1987, my dorm-mates and I spent many excellent nights and mornings atop Craggy Pinnacle. Dave Penland, Randy McDanniel, Hernan Leroux and myself often drove up...
  • Log #10426 - by Dale Kolsan on July 20, 1999
    If you're cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway and have time for a hike (especially the 3rd or 4th week of June), stop and hike to the summit of Craggy Pinnacle (5892'). You will have a 360 degree view of...