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AllTrails didn't work properly, only recorded me as hiking 0.3 miles and couldn't find GPS signal. Trail was very icy in several areas.

ohv/off road driving
icy
muddy
rocky
2 days ago

Beautiful scenary! Took my Jeep Wrangler through the trails with ease. After snowfall or sleet trails can become slippery. Make sure to pay attention to the weather forecast.

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
2 days ago

Completed this trail on 1/19/2020. Trail started out as a 5/5 and ended as a 3/5. The beginning half was a steady incline up to the lookout tower. Some parts of the trail was very icy with jagged rocks. We met other hikers whom have turned around - but we continued on. The lookout was fantastic; beautiful 360 views of the valley. The latter half of the trail was unimpressive. Very muddy orange clay. Horses also use this trail..so there were a lot of horse dung everywhere. It was gross. I would recommend hikers bring an extra pair of shoe in the car. You’re going to want to switch shoes after the hike...unless you like horse crap and mud all over your car.

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

This trail is hard if you are out of shape, especially in the beginning. It gets very steep and is rocky. It took us about 30 minutes to get to the top. The view is amazing though and was definitely worth it!

I started at the Intersection of the Wintergreen Trail and Laurel Springs Dr. At the intersection of the AT, head south(left). Great views with minimal effort.

gravel road to trail head, not too rough

hiking
muddy
rocky
4 days ago

Excellent hike. Windy, but some beautiful views.

hiking
rocky
10 days ago

Nice trail that is clearly marked and wide. In some places it is rocky and steep, but the payoff at the tower is remarkable.

hiking
10 days ago

Hiked 1.12.20. It was a beautiful 65 degrees today so I decided to hike this trail. Unfortunately, I was hugely disappointed. As soon as I parked at the small pull off on 42, I was greeted by the sound of gun shots from the nearby shooting range. Not exactly the peace and quiet I was looking for. However, I trekked on, excited to see the views from the fire tower at the top. About a mile into the hike, the trail runs along a “creek,” which appeared more like a river today, I’m guessing due to melting snow and recent rain. This was all fine until about 1.5 to 2 miles into the hike, when you had to cross said “creek.” There was easily 3 feet deep of fast moving water to cross to get to the other side. I walked up and down along the creek to see if there was an easier place to cross, but no avail. Dishearten, I ended up turning around and headed back to my car. Would not recommend after recent rain.

Almost 70 degrees in January - we just had to get out of the house for a quick hike. First time on this loop. If was very enjoyable! Definitely recommend this hike!

hiking
11 days ago

Crabtree falls trail up and back with Christine Austin summer and Kallan

hiking
muddy
rocky
washed out
11 days ago

This may be a 4-star trail when its dry but right after a rain, it is a 1-star experience. Do *NOT* go right after a rain, it will be incredibly slippery, the rocks are sharp, the puddles accumulate, and your ankles will hate you. Also be aware that this trail is not to be confused with one by a similar name in Asheville, NC. When dry, it is a nice and steep ascent alongside a beautiful series of waterfalls - great for pictures. Dogs and kids can do this no problem. Good parking and facilities at the trailhead.

We are local and hike this trail often. It gets confused often with the larger White Oak falls trail that is in SNP; this is not a big waterfall. The comments on whether this is easy or moderate will depend on how often you hike. If you’re a regular to avid hiker it’s easy. 2 miles down and back and the grade is not horrible, our three year old can do this hike herself. However, if you’re a casual or 1-2x year hiker, this may be considered a moderate trail. For how far down the trail is on the parkway, would say it’s a great stop if you’re coming through or want something new, but seeking it out may not be worth it compared to other trails near entrance of parkway and proximity to Crabtree. We consider it our hidden gem cause is a good exercise with a waterfall and one good lookout view, but not hard for our kids. For context we have hiked some big trails out west. 6 miles and 3k ft gains is moderate/hard to us.

hiking
rocky
scramble
12 days ago

This is by far a awesum home. Beautiful actually totally awesum views. This trail is not pet friendly.

ohv/off road driving
15 days ago

Great day with great people. Took my ‘97 4runner with a 2.5” lift. Only encountered one deeper puddle, the rest were fine. Had a spotter in a few rock spots. Would recommend for newer off-roaders to check out:)! Trail is a bit tighter at some spots. Would like to come here with multiple vehicles some time.

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
17 days ago

Great views at the top. We dod the straight up trail, I’d rate it moderate to hard at some points. Rocky and very steep in most areas. Pretty busy trail, but worth it. Hard on the knees on the way down, so be cautious!

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
18 days ago

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