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Address: Rte. 56, Wintergreen, VA

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Beautiful 2.1 mile hike to the top of Crabtree Falls. Quiet, peaceful and serene, but not for the faint of heart.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Sterling, Virginia
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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Beautiful 2.1 mile hike to the top of Crabtree Falls. Quiet, peaceful and serene, but not for the faint of heart.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Fantastic place to hike. Lots of stairs to climb. Great views of the falls. Take the upper parking lot.

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Lexington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great trip! Recommend going all the way to the top of the falls to see the mountain view. Spy rock is a few miles down the road. Would recommend them together in the same day. Both great views.

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Brownstown, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Beautiful scenery. Able to just take your time and take in all the surroundings. There were other people on the trails but it was still just very quaint.

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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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