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Crabtree Falls

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Solo Hike

Much more difficult than I imagined. Of course I'm out of shape too. Was a great adventure though. Very scenic and relaxed. Really enjoyed it. Hope to go back with some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Suffolk, Virginia
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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Much more difficult than I imagined. Of course I'm out of shape too. Was a great adventure though. Very scenic and relaxed. Really enjoyed it. Hope to go back with some friends..

Thank DSMichael127
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The falls are very pretty. The hike is peaceful and a good workout (moderate effort). The trail is in good condition and the drive there has amazing views. A great activity on a nice day.

Thank Nadtya H
Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been years since I did this hike. This has to be one of the prettiest waterfalls in Virginia. The hike is more steps than path, so it is not easy. It is also known for many deaths because of the moss on the falls rocks, so please keep an eye on your children and do not get on the... More 

Thank William B
United States
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trail is well marked, with lookout stops to view the falls from different points. As others have mentioned, it's quite busy.

Thank george1ai
Washington DC
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We love this hike and falls, even with our young kids. We usually just go part of the way. Keep a close hand on children, though, so you have no worries about falling. Excellent views of this amazing waterfall!

Thank Sandbeast
Saint Louis, Missouri
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The hike is not actually vertical, but it's winding up. Each time you cross back, you get to see a different level of the waterfall. The view from the top is beautiful, but you have to hike down. So even though the trail is short, you will do it twice.

Thank AdventuresofNomNom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Perfect hike for beginner and intermediate level hikers. With a 1.7 mile course one way with several points of scenic view of the water falls and the mountains the hike was perfect for our family with teenage children. The restroom (dry) are at the start of the hike. There is a $3 fee per vehicle.

Thank Thirumoorthi S
Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My mom and I went for her 56th birthday. We spent over 3 hours total, going from the bottom to the top and back down. This is probably because we stopped to take pictures of everything, from fungus, to the falls, to my mom hugging a tree. I recommend taking it slow and enjoying every step of the way.

Thank Amber G
Ferdinand, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This was a great little hike- We did not do the entire hike because this was a "travel" day with several wayside stops. It was hugely busy at the very end of leaf season on a cold but gorgeous Saturday. Normally we would have chosen something a little less busy, but it is pretty, if you don't mind sharing that... More 

Thank HoosierFoodLover
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Nine of us all ventured out yesterday and hiked Crabtree Falls and then up to Spye Rock. It was a spectacular hike with great views, fresh air, and refreshing waterfalls. It was challenging on the knees and ankles, but I enjoy this type of terrain.

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