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Address: Rte. 56, Wintergreen, VA

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Another perfect day in Virginia!

We just returned from our spring break trip to Crabtree falls. The falls were amazing and the 1.7 mile hike to the top was strenuous but beautiful the whole way up. We were there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We just returned from our spring break trip to Crabtree falls. The falls were amazing and the 1.7 mile hike to the top was strenuous but beautiful the whole way up. We were there on a Monday afternoon and there was only a few other families in the trail that day. We stopped at a Exxon station/Market, that is right... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was a moderate hike that had a lot of great stops a long the way for overlooks of the falls. I suggest getting there early because parking was tight on a Monday during spring break. I also suggest wearing hiking boots because the trail is very narrow, steep, rocky, and muddy!

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Sanford, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It was a beautiful hike, just make sure you wear boots. I saw many people in tennis shoes and the paths were wet and muddy in areas from the falls.

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Crofton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Very well maintained trail with great views of the falls throughout the 1.7 mile hike to the top. Not very strenuous but slightly tougher with some ice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a destination on our trip because neither my boyfriend or I had ever seen a waterfall. We went in early March 2015 and it was raining outside. We only hiked .3 miles up and stopped to have our picnic, but since the trail isn't paved, it makes you a bit nervous walking up rocks when it is raining.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Crabtree Falls is 1000-foot cascading waterfall in the George Washington National Forest. Although you can't see the entire thing at once, all combined, it is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States. Note that there is a $3 day use fee to park at the recreation area, payable at self-serve kiosks. Don't forget to bring small bills for the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My family went on a perfect fall day to enjoy the waterfall and leaf change. The nice thing about this particular fall is that it is accessible to a certain point; however, after the first spot to look at the falls it becomes a much harder walk. My younger two and I stopped at the second look out and my... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a fun hike with great views of several waterfalls. Not too difficult. Kids would have no problem. A little crowded on weekends.

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NoVA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have made 4 trips to see the falls and have yet to make it to the top. After seeing the photos that have been posted it must be awesome in the fall with the leaf colors. I have enjoyed the area below the parking section with the bridge that was brought in from NY (See photo). The hike up... More 

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Madison, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's a long way up and I didn't make it. The trial is well maintained. I imagine it can get crowded during peak vacation time. Bring water. You also must pay $3 to park and put the cash into an envelope then into a lock box. So plan to have $3 with you.

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