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Different Degrees of Difficulty

Definitely a site worth visiting, but with three distinct difficulty levels. There is an easy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Williamsburg, Virginia
Crabtree Falls

It was a beautiful hike 1.7 miles up and the views were totally worth the hike. I would recommend... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a site worth visiting, but with three distinct difficulty levels. There is an easy paved trail from the upper parking lot to the base of the Falls - a bit more than 0.1 mile. From this trail there is a moderate difficulty trail with...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful hike 1.7 miles up and the views were totally worth the hike. I would recommend it to anyone

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1.7 mile uphill hike of multiple cascading waterfalls Called Crabtree falls. This is a strenuous uphill hike, but is out and back and the way back being downhill is easy.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

I was really glad I took the time to read reviews before visit. Tip 1: don’t trust GPS and read signs that way you won’t miss entrance Tip 2: There is two parking lots. I had mom and adult son with special needs so lower...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 371juliab
Reviewed July 29, 2019

Spend a couple of hours exploring these falls - the highest east of the Mississippi. You are rewarded immediately with beautiful views of the lower falls, and then spend the rest of the 1.7 miles up ascending the falls, so you are rewarded the entire...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JRay2384
Reviewed July 26, 2019

You will have quite a drive off of the Blue Ridge Parkway or off of 151 to get here, but it's worth it. The trail leading to the falls is maintained by the National Park Service, so you will need to bring a $3 fee...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019 via mobile

This was our first time visiting Crabtree Falls. The beginning of the hike is paved and offers a really nice view so that part is accessible for everyone. The remainder of the trail is moderately challenging. It’s mostly shaded so it’s a great hike even...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DautreyD
Reviewed July 15, 2019

It’s only 1.7 miles but it’s all up hill. My 6 year old was tired at the top. Take plenty of water. I have climbed it twice and I recommend going in the fall. Little cooler and the views of the mountains are better. Would...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kilizen
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Did this hike with a group of friends for my birthday and loved it!! It’s a moderate hike and the switchbacks and steps will make you feel like you’re climbing to heaven, but definitely worth the sweat!! Take it easy and take breaks when needed....More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank W2915YZnicoleb
Reviewed July 1, 2019

Started out early (about 9AM) on a Sunday, not a lot of people out at that time so the trail was easily traversed. Challenging enough, 1.7 miles to a nice overlook of the valley just after the upper falls. Worth the trip from Cville.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Hello, I read many posts, but folks mention of 'going up' without referring to which parking lot they start from. We plan to park at Crabtree Falls CF lot, off 56, hike to the first drop, rest a bit, then get to the second drop, then backtrack our way to where we park, and not getting to the Meadows Lane ML lot. Is going from the CF parking lot (at 56) towards the one at ML a hike upward, or is there a valley (lowest point) between the 2 lots? Is the Tye bridge closer to CF than ML? Is there a place to rest, sit and enjoy watching the tallest drop, near 56? How long would a normal hike take from 56 to the first fall, then to the second one, then the return climb which is lkely longer than the earlier descent, so we can budget time to locate our car while there is light (or to dash back to the restroom..)? Is this attraction open by April 12, 19, and is the parking fee year-round? Thank you!
March 1, 2019|
Response from Jennifer D | Reviewed this property |
We parked at the lot off 56. Parking fee is a donation to the park by dropping envelope in a box. First fall is a very short walk from the parking lot. The second fall is more a hike then a walk, but on an easy path... More
May 28, 2017|
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Response from Kathryn A | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but we took 250 to 151 and followed the signs.
April 20, 2017|
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Response from HoosierFoodLover | Reviewed this property |
It is a fine mountain highway. That being said, we are not mountain people, and took it from the top down- it is a little nerve-wracking but should be fine for any normal vehicle. The pavement is in good condition, just... More