Crabtree Falls Trail

MODERATE 136 reviews

Crabtree Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tyro, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles 1141 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

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Crabtree Falls is a 6 mile out and back trail located near Tyro, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Stay on trail.

hiking
1 day ago

Went there in 2011 while on a family reunion in Virginia. Simple trail with lots of steps. The waterfall itself was okay, not very impressive, possibly because it was in the middle of summer. But beautiful nonetheless.

hiking
5 days ago

Pretty simple trail, lots of steps and lots of great views of the waterfall! Didn't make it all the way because we were loosing daylight but I would definitely come back. Found a cool cave with a fire pit worth exploring. Plan for a much longer ascent versus descent. Didn't start recording until descent.

hiking
5 days ago

Hiked this trail about two weeks ago. Ice still on the falls and absolutely beautiful! A few areas had slippery, icy rocks, but we were still able to easily hike them.

backpacking
21 days ago

We hiked the trail in January it was about 38 degrees but nice sunny. We hiked with three kids age 10,8, and a 4 year old. There were patches of ice it was actually kinda busy too. It's beautiful and very enjoyable. The kids had a blast! We stopped and had lunch on a bench on the way up and met these folks in the mid 70's and they had made it to the top and said it took them three try's I was impressed with their story and so PROUD of them! At times when the icy patches were on slick rocks it was right treacherous but we did it. It is a good feeling at the top so stick it out! It's WORTH IT!

hiking
22 days ago

1 month ago

I was so glad I got to enjoy this hike on a crisp autumn day. I can't wait to come back for the spring. Getting there when it first opened meant that the falls were vacant and I could take my time enjoying in the quiet. This place becomes packed around noon.

1 month ago

Had a great time hiking up and back on this trail. Temperature was in the 40's with sporadic sunshine. If you are a photo buff, take your camera. You won't regret it. Hiking poles were extremely helpful.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Beautiful, but well trafficked. Worth the effort.

2 months ago

moderately easy hike. great views!

hiking
2 months ago

Went today with temps in the low-mid 40s. Really cold but really great hike. Most of the top of the waterfall was frozen. Trail is steep in a lot of places and you need good shoes. Lots of places to rest and take pics. Great trail.

3 months ago

This trail was heavily trafficked. I went on a breezy fall day which made for a nice hike. The waterfall is breathe taking, and there are plenty of places to step aside to stop and take photos.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike!!

3 months ago

So fun! Wear good shoes!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful scenery and a great workout... maybe won't go in the middle of July again, would love to do this trail again in the fall!

3 months ago

so much fun!!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice short hike with good views of the falls

3 months ago

3 months ago