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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, Outdoors
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NoVA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Other
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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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2 reviews
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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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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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4 reviews 4 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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Baltimore, MD
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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