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hiking
12 days ago

Wonderful place! You can swim, fish, hike and more. I definitely recommend this place.

Brp still closed, but the walk there wasn't so bad from the barricaded gate. Nothing crazy hard, if I can do it, anyone can do it! My first ever view of a waterfall, very pretty for a first timer

hiking
15 days ago

Great place to take the family for hiking, fishing or just having a picnic.

hiking
18 days ago

Nice views of the local area, cool rock. Good little waterfalls. Slippery when wet and crowded.

18 days ago

beautiful hike, a little muddy from the rain but not difficult. hiked with my 9 year old.

19 days ago

well marked, travelled it my a 9 year old

Very nice fall. Came here on the first of January.

Short and sweet. Great for kids, grandparents, and the whole family! Heavy traffic every time I've gone, but worth it as a family trip.

very nice, easy trail, not much scenery though. beautiful after snow, with lots of rhododendrons. the Cone Manor house is beautiful, but needs the restorations badly.

nice short hike but very crowded. you have to deal with people with no manners on trail.

Beautiful waterfalls and scenery along hike. Ok view at top.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, easy trail, beautiful view, but crowded at the top. :)

on Rough Ridge

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike off the Blue Ridge Parkway with amazing views.

Easy trail, good for beginners but very crowded.

I have wanted to hike this trail for over a year and finally got to tackle it today. It's rocky and muddy but manageable. The views of the mountains and the Linn Cove Viaduct are amazing! Well worth the trip.

hiking
2 months ago

Moderate hike. Round trip to the falls was about 1h 45m. Had to scramble over some boulders and roots, some of which were slick during our late-November hike. Totally impressive falls though, and well worth braving the cold!

hiking
2 months ago

The view at the top is truly worth all of those stairs.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views my 10 year old loved this trail. Bring your camera for great photo op!

Did this on a cold day in November with beginner hikers. Great little hike for everyone to an awesome hidden waterfall with photo ops.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail isn’t what it once was. The trail is marked as moderate at the trailhead but is actually a little more strenuous than most trails. I’ve hiked this trail for years and year after year the trail is less clear with more large rocks which could easily cause serious bodily harm, such as broken ankles. I’m not sure how all trails can rate this as easy.
All this being said, it is not an easy trail but I do still love to hike it.

hiking
2 months ago

Very fun trail with amazing views! In my groups opinion it wasn’t very hard like the reviewers say (and we aren’t in very well shape like most). Would recommend this trail to anyone.

on Crabtree Falls Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Went today with my 3 little dachshunds. The falls were a beautiful sight to behold. You can only follow the Loop A path right now and then return the way you came after reaching the falls. I initially tried following Loop B but it lead me back to Loop A. After arriving at the falls, another couple had told me that the path leading from the falls and back to the parking lot was closed (to make the actual loop). My dogs and I headed back the way we came.

I would say that at this time of the year, it is more of a moderate hike. You go downhill all the way to the falls, and walk uphill upon your return (since the loop is closed). It is very steep in one section and a little slippery when wet. There are 3 steep stone staircases. Dachshunds’ (hot dogs) backs are not good for going down the staircases so I held two while going downhill. It was a little slippery for me and I consider myself to be really fit with my HIIT workouts and surfing...lol. So be careful and hold the rail. Another person suggested walking sticks, I think that’s a really good idea at this time of year.

Overall it was a breathtaking experience and the people we passed with other dogs, large and small, were SO kind and considerate. We all let each other know when we were rounding corners. My dachshunds get nervous on a leash and we all respected each other’s spaces and were able to flow past each other and share peaceful vibes :)

hiking
2 months ago

Great View from the top but very busy trail .

Beautiful absolutely breathtaking

Very nice area to hike on a day trip from Charlotte

I hiked this today and I was very happy with the trip. It takes a leisurely couple hours and expect some 60% gradients and a lot of stairs. Well worth it though!

Amazing views. So worth it

hiking
2 months ago

First trail after knee surgery and a heart attack. I made it up to the Chimney Point.

This is probably the most beautiful waterfall that we’ve seen yet and is definitely worth the hike. Going from the campground parking lot take the trail by the amphitheater and you can choose trail A or trail B to begin your hike. Both lead to the falls. For a shorter hike choose trail A and you can back track up trail A after seeing the falls. We had two kids and they were fine with the climb back up after seeing the falls. Be careful toward the bottom of the trail if it has recently rained. The rocks on the trail are very slippery. Overall, this is a fun hike and the benefits of seeing the falls is worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

Not as great as we were expecting. The trail is more of a short walk than a true hike. Very crowded and heavily trafficked.

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