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Crabtree Falls

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Address: Rte. 56, Wintergreen, VA
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Great hike!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandbeast
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Washington DC
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Washington DC
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136 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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Thank Sandbeast
Saint Louis, Missouri
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109 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank AdventuresofNomNom
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Thirumoorthi S
Norfolk, Virginia
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85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Amber G
Ferdinand, Indiana
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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 

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Thank HoosierFoodLover
Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Chesapeake, Virginia
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This hike was a bucket list adventure for me and my husband. We loved the scenery but it was a bit of a challenge for us physically. Be warned that this hike is not for the faint of heart.

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Thank MomDof3
Stafford, Virginia
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62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This was a REALLY great hike! The trail is nicely maintained and well marked. There are multiple viewing areas, for those not wanting to hike the full 1.7 miles up. The trail is a little step, but we'll worth the climb. Can't wait to hike it again!

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Thank FoodNWine1
Hodges, South Carolina
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133 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was a very pleasant experience. Since most waterfalls along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive require climbing and over a mile walking I was happy to find this one. Use the upper parking lot which is much closer and walk the .1 mile in to the lower falls. You may also walk a mile or so in to... More 

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Thank Michael M
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely place to hike, the falls is beautiful too. Parking could be an issue on weekends but we found it luckily just in front of the trailhead.

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