wild flowers

nature trips


kid friendly


trail running

dogs on leash

dog friendly


mountain biking


road biking

scenic driving


A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other, a slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. Protecting a diversity of plants and animals, the Parkway meanders for 469 miles, providing opportunities for enjoying all that makes this region of the country so special.

Easy trail for any age and most ability groups. Not advised for anyone with balance concerns, knee, hip or ankle injuries.

90% shaded, water features, semi solid trail/ packed small grain gravel.

2 days ago

Amazing views. Appropriate even for young kids (our youngest was 8).

2 days ago

Easy trail. Quiet view. Only negative is the trash and debris people leave behind.

I can't believe that I am the first person to write a review on this gorgeous hike. First of all today was really hot, but there is lots of places on this trail that are shaded and cool. Some areas are in the sun, with butterflies, blueberries, gorgeous views and a couple of nice places to eat lunch. The trail elevation gain goes up and down, but nothing too difficult. There are areas with roots and rocks and then areas that are smooth enough to ride a bike. A fresh water spring is located on the trail. There are trees and birds that you would not see in lower altitudes. Overall, I think this has now become one of my favorite trails.

I left a purple rain rock at the base of the falls hidden at the forked tree. A truly special person will find that rock and hide it again. I added a pic to this sight. This rock was found by my husband and I in Lexington NC and traveled with us to the Blueridge Parkway then to Crabtree Falls to be hidden again for the next lucky traveler! Excellent hike.

3 days ago

Definitely a "rough" ridge but wonderful scenery and views.

4 days ago

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5 days ago

Short, easy hike, but don't stop after the boardwalk where you can dangle your feet off the rock. You're only halfway there and there is more to see at the top and other side trails to explore.

6 days ago