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Crabtree Falls

Rte. 56, Wintergreen, VA
+1 540-291-2188
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A Favorite Hike

One of the highest waterfalls east of the Mississippi, this is a favorite hike, especially to share... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Claire M
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Great hike!

This was our first hike and loved it! It is great hike and the view at the top worth the sweat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colleen P
,
Davie, Florida
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Rte. 56, Wintergreen, VA
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"great hike"
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"east of the mississippi"
in 6 reviews
"challenging hike"
in 7 reviews
"mile hike"
in 9 reviews
"honor system"
in 7 reviews
"the upper parking lot"
in 4 reviews
"wear good shoes"
in 5 reviews
"appalachian trail"
in 10 reviews
"trail starts"
in 3 reviews
"viewing area"
in 3 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 5 reviews
"nelson county"
in 4 reviews
"different levels"
in 3 reviews
"awesome views"
in 3 reviews
"fall colors"
in 3 reviews
"the blue ridge parkway"
in 9 reviews
"bring water"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the highest waterfalls east of the Mississippi, this is a favorite hike, especially to share with out-of-town visitors. If you are going in the summer or on a weekend, get there early....the parking lot is small and fills up early. Though it was...More

Thank Claire M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first hike and loved it! It is great hike and the view at the top worth the sweat! Stay on the trail as all the signs say - there have been some fatalities where people have gone off the trail to get...More

Thank Colleen P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and so worth visiting if you are ever around the area! You will not be disappointed! Please visit

Thank Yana S
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We live in Montebello, close-by. We know members of the rescue squad, and know of many occasions where people have been seriously injured or killed when they veered off the path. And yet, if you stick to the trail, it's beautiful. Many, many stairs involved...More

Thank 942bob
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

If you want to climb up the side of a huge waterfall this is the one hiking spot that will give you a workout and some spectacular views. Ten of us chose to take this hike after breakfast and before heading over to a local...More

Thank D2821ITroberts
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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend hikes all the time and wanted to take me on my first trip, I must say I was very nervous as I live on flat land and like it that way! Lol but I had a great experience. First time seeing the mountains...More

Thank Candie W
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

My husband & I are no hikers by all means but this was a great exercise for us plus the pictures by the waterfalls is so cool! It takes 2.7mi to get to the top of the waterfalls, we made 0.7 :-) This is winter...More

Thank mariadame2002
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

The hike up and back is only three miles but very rewarding in the views of the falls and at the top the view across the mountains

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

This little 'gem' is a must for anyone wanting to walk along a beautiful fall in the heart of the Mountains in Va. Very safe for everyone but does require you to be able to navigate some steep steps.

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

We approached the falls from the west, from Interstate 81, exit 205. The road was one s-curve, another s-curve, another s-curve and an occasional 50 ft of straight road; but the fall color was the best we saw the entire week in the area. The...More

Thank ksrich
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Alex11041
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.
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ShelleyBrooklyn
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
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August 6, 2015|
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Response from Arun Kumar T | Reviewed this property |
Not near the falls. But Bold Rock us close by. Good for Cider and food.
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