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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It's a workout for sure, but was worth every moment!!! Bring lunch for the top and water! Don't forget a camera! Great trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very nice way to spend an afternoon. Saw all different ages, sizes, shapes, of hikers. There are many places to stop and take a break if you need to. It would be great if there was a little snack shack at the top! That way, we wouldn't have to lug water bottles/snacks with us. It is a pretty hike and... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good waterfall; great view; Not good for old people or with a child; Pack lot of water and energy drinks

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Baltimore, MD
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69 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The trail is one hour up and another down. A child with some waking experience can easily do it. For others, it might be enough to do half way. The walk is steep. Safety: railings are in arbitrary places, so stay with your child at all times. Don't let them venture ahead alone. Lovely views, fauna, and flora. Amazing! Get... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A very peaceful hike up an amazing waterfall. The hike to the top is about 2 miles. The waterfall itself is said to be a 1200 ft cascading waterfall which is the largest east of the Mississippi. There are many viewpoints along the way to stop and see the water. There is also a $3 fee to park unless you... More

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West Hartford CT
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Just hiked Crabtree with my family and my brother in-law and his family and it was really amazing. Age range for the kids 18, 16, 13 and 7 years-old and all were happy....that in itself made the hike enjoyable. Definitely a good steep trail that you need to mind your footing on, but the pace and vista stops were really... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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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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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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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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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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