Crab Orchard Falls Trail

MODERATE 34 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

1 day ago

Definitely a calf burner! Beautiful falls though.

hiking
3 days ago

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9 days ago

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13 days ago

walking
17 days ago

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18 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

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

25 days ago

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

27 days ago

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

27 days 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

Waterfall was beautiful but could use a little maintenance.

1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Over the years my family (including babies and grandparents in their 80s) have really enjoyed this hike and playing in the falls at the end. The "big kids" really love climbing up and down the rocks. We have never had trouble parking and the Episcopal Mission does a bagpipe camp so if you hit it at the right time you can hear bag pipes playing on your walk back :)

1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall at the end