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Crabtree Falls

Address: 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, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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220 reviews 220 reviews
146 attraction reviews
371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It is a long way up the mountain with very nice views of the falls. View at the top is great and worth the climb. Cool place.

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Easy access to the lower falls, more spectacular the higher you go. Trail gets more challenging towards the top. Would like to be there when the water was flowing more, but still very beautiful!

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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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99 reviews 99 reviews
17 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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