Crabtree Falls Trail

MODERATE 252 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
580 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 loop trail located off the Blue Ridge Parkway, leading to 70' Crabtree Falls.

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7 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

This is a great hike with with nice views and a beautiful waterfall. The trail is well marked and even though it is classified as moderate most would have to consider it easy. You can access it off the parkway and the trail head is obvious. I chose to do the hike counter clockwise but I think ether way is going to be about equal. The only challenging part going counter clockwise was hundred yards or so right after the falls. There are definitely plenty of rocks and roots to navigate through out the hike so proper shoes are a must. I saw no one else on the trail even though it was a gorgeous December day. I highly recommend this hike, it’s less than 3 miles to complete the loop and it can be accomplished at a fast pace. You can step right up to the falls and get some awesome photos.

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16 days ago

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18 days ago

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18 days ago

Awesome waterfall! You can get within about 10' of the bottom of the falls, with the best access being from the left side as you approach. The trail is rather easy. The only difficult part is after crossing the creek. Lots of switchback and elevation gain. But the trial is a very cool hike; natural surface once away from the parking/camping areas and very scenic.

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19 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

This is a beautiful hike. It is a very rocky trail in places and was more strenuous than I expected but I highly recommend it.

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24 days ago

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28 days ago

Wonderful trail! The hike was very pretty (a little wet in places but easily navigable). The waterfall was gorgeous. Had the bonus excitement of getting proposed to at the base of the falls! Side note, I found 2 camera SD cards in plastic cases on the right side of the falls. If anyone is missing them, please message me on Facebook!

hiking
1 month ago

loved this place! ♡

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1 month ago

Loved this hike!! Still slot of fall color !

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1 month ago

Beautiful views!! Do the whole loop!!

1 month ago