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.

2.7 miles 656 feet 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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1 month ago

Nice easy trail with a rewarding view of the beautiful Crabtree Falls. We hiked the entire loop; the trail lends itself for lots of activities along the way. There are many little spots to explore and to just sit and relax at. Definitely will be hiking this one again.

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1 month ago

Blue Ridge staple - a must see if you're driving the parkway.

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1 month ago

I went after it had been pouring rain and the falls were raging! I felt the hike was more difficult on my way back to the car than to the falls. I'm short so the bigger step ups and downs are harder for me, especially when the trail is wey and muddy. the waterfall was well worth it.

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2 months ago

Great hike - clear, labeled path. Beautiful waterfall.
It wasn't a hard trail. Maybe 200 yards On the other side of the the falls heading up the loop takes a few extra steps, but it evens back out. Almost 3 miles doing the loop. Took my 2 dogs. No problems!

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2 months ago

Nice short, strenuous hike. Good incline / decline. Nice flowing waterfall. Not much traffic

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2 months ago

Took the clan of 11 here during their Christmas visit. 5 kids, ages 6-14, 6 adults, ages 45-75. We got here late in the day, with 90 minutes before sunset. Plenty of parking and well-marked start point & trail. Just about 40 minutes from lot to falls. Grandma made it about 75% of the way, and certainly would have made it all the way in an hour, but we hit the turn-around time before dark.

We did not have enough time to do the loop, so just down & back on the 1-mile course.

Trail is well marked, wide. Lots of stairs, and not many rocks or roots on the path.

Waterfall is well worth the hike, pretty big & photogenic.

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3 months ago

Loved it no one else on the trail waterfall is awesome worth the effort