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Crabtree Falls

Rte. 56, 6 mi east of Blue Ridge Pkwy., or 19 mi from Wintergreen by following Rte. 151 south and then Rte. 56 west at Roseland, Wintergreen, VA
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a very tall yet still easy hike. Great opportunity to come year-round. The view from the top is very nice.

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Richmond
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We were looking for a quick day get-away and this was just what the doctor ordered. The trail is very navigable for people of all ages, as well as being dog friendly, on leash of course. Having just gone yesterday, the falls were partially frozen, which was so interesting to look at and we even had the pleasure of watching... More

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VA
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We've been to the falls in all seasons. Just returned from a trip to see the them FROZEN!! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This trail was very pretty. It's a short walk - a little over 3 miles. There are a lot of falls and it is very peaceful. We started at the bottom and went up and then came back down, which I think was the best way to go. Either way, it's beautiful and worth a couple hours.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This October we did our normal 4WD up the fireroad to Crabtree Meadows. From the parking lot and bathroom there, you can take a realitively easy hour hike to the top of Crabtree Falls. The trail runs along a stream which eventually becomes the falls. Less crowed than the traditional way to the top, this is one of our favorite... More

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Surrey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This short walk is moderate and involves lots of steps, but they are all built and maintained well. Excellent views from the top.

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Madison, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We parked and walked just 500 yards to see the lower Falls and were enchanted. It was beautiful, even in the light rain that was falling. Our drive there was very pretty along winding roads through the George Washington National Forest, and we also stopped at a very nice, large gift shop along the way. Nice!

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Staunton, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We had a good hike up enjoying the different parts of the falls. Beautiful scenery! Some parts were a little tricky on the rocky paths; but all-in-all, we really enjoyed it.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My family and I hiked from the parking lot by the lower falls to the meadows. It was 3 miles one way or 6 miles total.. It is a lot of hiking uphill for the first 2 miles, but it is not too bad. You are rewarded at the top with an excellent view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Along... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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246 reviews 246 reviews
69 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The falls weren't THAT impressive -- but the view from the top is worth it. The hike up was quite a good workout. Busy trail with lots of people coming and going. Plan 2-3 hours to hike up, enjoy the view, take some pics and hike back down. Paved portion (wheelchair access) to lower part of the falls. Bathrooms were... More

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