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Crabtree Falls

Rte. 56, Wintergreen, VA
+1 540-291-2188
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A fun and beautiful hiking challenge.

We have climbed the falls trail almost yearly for over 20 years and the beauty never ceases to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chesapeake, Virginia
Wonderful views along a moderately strenuous hike

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it despite the Labor Day crowds. You will definitely work up a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oxford, Mississippi
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Rte. 56, Wintergreen, VA
+1 540-291-2188
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have climbed the falls trail almost yearly for over 20 years and the beauty never ceases to thrill us. As the years roll by the physical challenge in some areas (lots of steep steps) seems to increase but it is always worth the effort....More

Thank jamesauman
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it despite the Labor Day crowds. You will definitely work up a good sweat on a warm day. The trail is well maintained, but I'd still recommend appropriate footwear. There is a great spot for a picnic at the...More

Thank GfromOxfordMS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crabtree Falls is a great hike that is almost straight down and then back straight up to see the falls. It is not extremely difficult but be aware that when you go down you have to come back up. The falls itself is cool. Probably...More

Thank jbgator22
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Decided to go for a hike at the falls on a Saturday and really enjoyed it. It's a scenic hike and not terribly strenuous (many were even carrying their babies up). Took us about an hour to get to the top and just under that...More

Thank lpdutil
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is noted as a "moderate" hike by the Parks department, but I would classify it as harder than moderate for most of it. It is 1.7 (yes, I noted every marker...) up the side of the falls/hill. We are in good shape albeit used...More

Thank amm1227
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was our first hike of our Blue Ridge Road Trip. We brought lunch and started up. At first it's tough, a lot of stairs and incline. I think Alltrails said it was 1100 feet. I think that was exaggerated but it's still a decent...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
Reviewed 9 August 2017

IMO tis is one of the best falls trails in VA. This is primarily a cascade type of waterfall with 5 (I think) and is listed as one of the tallest in VA. Again, IMO although it's primarily cascade type, I see some of the...More

1  Thank Steve G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This hike was a bit more difficult then I originally thought; we made our way 3.5 miles (one way) to the Appalachian trail! Wear good shoes and bring water + snacks. Trail is dog friendly; keep dogs on leash.

Thank Roosmom22
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The trail starts out paved and easy to the first overlook at the Falls. from there the trail becomes more challenging. The higher you go the better the views. The trails are in good shape and very well marked. The trail has a lot of...More

Thank Chessiemaye
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Wonderful views from the top and scenic rests along the way. Plan to take your time and perhaps have a picnic at the top.

Thank Kelly C
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Kathryn A | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but we took 250 to 151 and followed the signs.
20 April 2017|
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Response from HoosierFoodLover | Reviewed this property |
It is a fine mountain highway. That being said, we are not mountain people, and took it from the top down- it is a little nerve-wracking but should be fine for any normal vehicle. The pavement is in good condition, just... More
6 August 2015|
Response from Arun Kumar T | Reviewed this property |
Not near the falls. But Bold Rock us close by. Good for Cider and food.