Crab Orchard Falls Trail

MODERATE 11 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

hiking
7 hours ago

1 month ago

Great hike if you do not have a lot of time but you want to see a cool waterfall and do some rock hopping

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Parking could be a problem in the summer. The road where you turn for the trailhead is a parking area for an Episcopal church in Valle Crucis. Parking is very limited. It was fine in March, but probably not in the summer months. The trail is well maintained and the falls are beautiful!

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This would be awesome place to cool down in the summertime

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Short trail, with an option to go higher/longer or stay lower and still see a breathtaking waterfall! There is a bridge to get to the waterfall at the bottom of the trail too!

hiking
4 months ago

Short trail with some steep treks and a nice waterfall ending.

4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice short hike! About a half mile each way, and enough of a climb to get the heart pumping. Trail is wide so it's good for a group or family. Parking is up near the church and following the parking lot to the back, there are plenty of signs saying which way to go.

hiking
6 months ago