Crabtree Falls Trail

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Crabtree Falls Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marion, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Crabtree Falls is a moderate 3 mile loop trail located off the Blue Ridge Parkway, leading to 70' Crabtree Falls.

2 days ago

difficult because trail not only features a lot of steep down hill terrain, most of that is spent climbing over tree roots. if you complete loop, climb up is not as bad. in fact, I would suggest starting from trail end to see falls then returning same route.

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12 days ago

This is hands-down the best trail in the area. It isn't too long and the falls are a perfect stopping point right in the middle. The falls are beautiful, with a large tree on a rock just below the falls. The water is sparkling clear and the creek offers many rest points along the way. There is one major vertical push if you go counterclockwise. There is also a beautiful vista and nice campground right outside the trail. I would highly recommend!

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19 days ago

Very rocky so wear good shoes. Waterfall is pretty but definitely not the best in the area. It's right off the parkway so you get great views on the drive but the trail doesn't provide any views of the mountains. It's downhill to get to the waterfall so it's uphill the way back. Good workout.

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1 month ago

Very easy on the way down but a bit strenuous on the way back. The fall is definitely worth it !!!

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1 month ago

Great hike we done the loop and the back side is pretty strenuous but worth it for the view above the falls.

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