Crab Orchard Falls Trail

MODERATE 47 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

9 days ago

Beatiful and great for kids

12 days ago

11/5/17: Nice trail. Not too intense. Enjoyable. Waterfalls are gorgeous.

22 days ago

Pretty trail...it's either up or down (and some steep), not much flat. Made it easily with kids 9, 7, & 4. Falls are .5 miles in. Waterfall had lots of places to play and explore and we can easily see ourselves coming back in the summer to take a dip.

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1 month ago

Great little hike. About a mile to the falls. Beautiful views. I didn't hear anything while walking, which was kind of weird, no birds or other animals. Sat at the falls for a while.

1 month ago

Short and uneventful. Pretty waterfall at the end, but otherwise nothing special.

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2 months 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.

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2 months 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

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2 months ago

Definitely a calf burner! Beautiful falls though.

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3 months ago

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