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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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Baltimore, MD
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177 reviews 177 reviews
65 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The trail is one hour up and another down. A child with some waking experience can easily do it. For others, it might be enough to do half way. The walk is steep. Safety: railings are in arbitrary places, so stay with your child at all times. Don't let them venture ahead alone. Lovely views, fauna, and flora. Amazing! Get... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A very peaceful hike up an amazing waterfall. The hike to the top is about 2 miles. The waterfall itself is said to be a 1200 ft cascading waterfall which is the largest east of the Mississippi. There are many viewpoints along the way to stop and see the water. There is also a $3 fee to park unless you... More

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West Hartford CT
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98 reviews 98 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Just hiked Crabtree with my family and my brother in-law and his family and it was really amazing. Age range for the kids 18, 16, 13 and 7 years-old and all were happy....that in itself made the hike enjoyable. Definitely a good steep trail that you need to mind your footing on, but the pace and vista stops were really... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This was a nice hike of about 2 miles to the falls. It gets very steep at points and has a combination of steps and rugged terrain. There are a few terraces to stop at and rest and enjoy the views. It is a little stenuous but its worth it if you can make it to the top. There are... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We hiked this on Father's day with our teenagers. The weather was a perfect 70 degrees. There are quite a few stairs, but plenty of spots to stop and rest. We even packed a lunch and ate near one of the views of the falls. Great hike.

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north hollywoid
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We arrived early during Spring Break in case there were crowds but there was only two other families. It was great to have the falls to ourselves. It was beautiful in the morning light! It was steep at times going up but not having anyone behind you makes it easier to take breaks. We didn't make it to the top... More

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Wintergreen, Virginia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Crabtree Falls is a half-hour away from Wintergreen and it is a superb location to visit. It has a very nice trail (poles advisable in deep Winter) that has a very gentle slope as it zig-zags up the mountain by the falls. In the Spring, lots of Rhododendron along the falls and it is spectacular after a large rainfall. What... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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