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Address: Rte. 56, Wintergreen, VA
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Beautiful but potentially dangerous spot

My boyfriend and I met for the first time at Crabtree Falls. The hike is steep but not very long and the views are worth it! Just please, please stay on the marked path and don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Roanoke, VA
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Roanoke, VA
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I met for the first time at Crabtree Falls. The hike is steep but not very long and the views are worth it! Just please, please stay on the marked path and don't climb on ANY rocks. People die there every year because they were climbing on rocks that appeared to be dry but had a very... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

So far I've visited this 3 times and have always enjoyed the hike to see the falls. Getting to the falls , there are only two ways, coming west from I 81 and the Blue Ridge Parkway you will be driving east on Rt 56 or if you are coming from Rt 29, it is driving west on Rt 56.... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This beautiful spot can be enjoyed by those who just want to stroll across a picturesque stone bridge at the base of the falls for a lovely photo opportunity. It also offers 3 levels of overlooks that are manageable for a hiker with average ability as well as a seriously challenging hike to the summit where it joins the Appalachian... More 

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Broad Run, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We made an impromptu drive to Crabtree Falls and were not disappointed with the beauty of the falls. It is a couple mile hike, with switchbacks and various rough rock steps as well as wooden built steps to hike to the top,but well worth the efforts. The falls flow in three steps with the longest fall as the lowest fall.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Amazing hike straight up the mountain alongside the falls. Wear good shoes and bring a lunch or snack. Not any good vistas but great views of the falls around each bend.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

These falls are very pretty but it's a very small stream and the falls are very high. You follow a narrow trail with several stopping points, so you don't have to commit to the whole thing. But it's very steep and the path meanders around a lot and is very steep. I'd call it a Moderate hike - doable with... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The entry to the roadway that branches off the main road did not have any markings one way so we missed it. Thankfully in the drive back search, we found the marker (better marking the other way) and made it to the hike. Our GPS just had "Cabins at Crabtree" or soemthing like that and the branch road was a... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We hiked these beautiful falls that can be seen all the way up, up, up the hill. It's a steep, switch-back trail that takes twice as long to climb than to walk down. Nice, shady hike.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Crowded day, but overall a wonderful hike - a bit challenging but not too crazy. The view of the mountains from the top is breath-taking! If you go beyond the falls to the Appalaichan trail, it's a nice, easy hike - not nearly as vigorous as getting up to the top of the falls. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy... More 

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HYATTSVILLE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Be prepared for lots of uphill, but if you don't mind that, this is a delightful hike with many views of rushing falls. Very lovely! You can access the top form a campgrounds, but I recommend hiking up form the bottom to enjoy all the views. Really a scenic hike! Note: there is wheelchair access to the lowest viewpoint. Toilets... More 

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