Crabtree Falls Trail

MODERATE 201 reviews
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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 moderate. 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.

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2 days ago

I left a purple rain rock at the base of the falls hidden at the forked tree. A truly special person will find that rock and hide it again. I added a pic to this sight. This rock was found by my husband and I in Lexington NC and traveled with us to the Blueridge Parkway then to Crabtree Falls to be hidden again for the next lucky traveler! Excellent hike.

5 days ago

beautiful falls. even though the hike down was richly in a few places, it went quickly. continued the circuit on the longer more moderate trail coming out, which more or less follows the creek and has a different beauty. lovely hike.

8 days ago

Great uphill workout. Wear proper shoes because the rocks hurt on the way back down from the top. We saw one copperhead who minded its own business. The waterfall is okay, but you can't play in the water here.

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8 days ago

Absolutely a beautiful Waterfall, hike is not bad at all. I really enjoyed this one.

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14 days ago

Absolutely stunning

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19 days ago

Fantastic waterfall! Well-marked, shady trails. Moderately strenuous at times.

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1 month ago

The fall is just beautiful! Doing the loop clockwise, the trail is basically downhill to the falls and is rocky with plenty of tree roots. The climb up past the falls is mostly steep (just take your time) but once you get to the top the trail levels out and is very enjoyable back to the campground. It is well marked.

1 month ago

Easy hike with a breathtaking waterfall.

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1 month ago

Really nice trail. A little wet and slippery once you get to the falls.

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