Crab Orchard Falls Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews

Crab Orchard Falls Trail is a 1.5 mile out and back trail located near Banner Elk, North Carolina that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

waterfall

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12 days ago

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13 days ago

Easy, wide trail. Nice waterfall. Opportunity to get your feet wet. Great for dogs and off the beaten path. So it crowded, even on weekend.

hiking
21 days ago

Great short hike with our 2 boys, ages 9 & 11 - trail is wide and maintained with gravel mostly. Careful on the slick rocks around the falls! Parking close to trail head, takes 1-2 hours with kids, depending on how long you stop along the way and spend time at the falls

27 days ago

1 month ago

Definitely a calf burner! Beautiful falls though.

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1 month ago

Really nice fall that is easy to get to from Boone! Worth the short hike to view!

1 month ago

Probably great in the afternoon for cooling off, however, it was a wonderful place to visit just after sunrise.

1 month ago

Nice short climb with a beautiful fall that's great for cooling off in.

1 month ago

Steep going for a while at first. It was worth it! Nice place to cool off!

Great workout! Definitely worth it. The waterfall is awesome!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The description says it is near Banner Elk, but it is actually next to Valle Crucis. After parking at the church a very nice short and could be muddy trail lead to a wonderful waterfall. If you want to extend your hike continue on the trail. It leads on in the very nice forest toward a place called Hermitage. A big rain forced me to turn back before I reached it so I am not sure what it is exactly. The original mast store is less than 2 miles away from this place so you might want to visit it also.