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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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English first
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23 reviews 23 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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Virginia
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7 reviews 7 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
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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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88 reviews 88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Richmond
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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VA
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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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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This trail was very pretty. It's a short walk - a little over 3 miles. There are a lot of falls and it is very peaceful. We started at the bottom and went up and then came back down, which I think was the best way to go. Either way, it's beautiful and worth a couple hours.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This October we did our normal 4WD up the fireroad to Crabtree Meadows. From the parking lot and bathroom there, you can take a realitively easy hour hike to the top of Crabtree Falls. The trail runs along a stream which eventually becomes the falls. Less crowed than the traditional way to the top, this is one of our favorite... More

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Surrey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This short walk is moderate and involves lots of steps, but they are all built and maintained well. Excellent views from the top.

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