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Address: Rte. 56, Wintergreen, VA
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Beautiful Hike

A colleague recommended this hike for my wife and I. It was worth the effort to reach the top! The trail follows a stream to the top where the water cascades from. Our hike... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Walter I
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York, South Carolina
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York, South Carolina
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A colleague recommended this hike for my wife and I. It was worth the effort to reach the top! The trail follows a stream to the top where the water cascades from. Our hike required us to navigate through some wet and snow spots but nothing bad. Were good footwear and you will be treated to a wonderful view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This would have gotten 5 stars except there were several dangerous patches of ice on the trail. Obviously this is no surprise given it was January, but nonetheless, it kind of took away from the experience. Other than that, it is doable even for beginners. It is 1.7 miles each way and the sights and views are totally worth it!

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Thank Sara J
newport, nc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

A local recommended this place since our plans to ski our Christmas vacation were washed away by the 70 degree weather & the rain. We really enjoyed the falls. The hike to the very bottom of the falls was easy. We continued on, as the rain got heavier. Made it to 0.6 mile marker. Wish the weather was better.

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Thank formerNYyankee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

This hike is highly recommended for the weekend nature lover and the hardcore trail hiker. The trail follows a free falling stream with a series of falls. The lower part of the trail is easy with steps and handrails. As you get higher, the trail is steeper and more challenging, but well worth the effort. We did not make it... More 

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Thank Terry R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

As stated in other reviews this is 1.7 miles up hill and can be rough and rocky in a few spots but there are many spots along the way to stop and view the falls and catch your breath. Heed the warnings about falls. There are countless places where you can easily get down to the waters edge for great... More 

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Round Hill, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

If you're looking for a beautiful spot to see some waterfalls this is it. The hike is good, but not too hard.

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Thank Stephanie C
Lexington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I LOVE Crabtree Falls and what a beautiful place to be in the Shenandoah National Forest. That is a great place for a day visit or camp overnight.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Gets crowded so go early. Safe, but steep with uneven footing. There is a place for self service payment as you drive in and another at the parking lot.

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Thank jim5618
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

awesome views, rocky trail, crowded in the afternoon. wear good hiking boots, lots of rocks to maneuver around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

During the fall season of 2014, my husband and I spent as many afternoons and Saturdays as possible driving to various parts of Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland to catch the turning of the leaves. On one of those drives with family members, we were oohing and ahhing at the gorgeous colors and checking our phones (when we had a... More 

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