Crabtree Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tyro, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Most of the hike is by the falls! The sound of the water makes it a soothing ,chill hike.
Amazing view and scenic waterfalls. The sunrise slowly lights up the mountains at the top but so much of the experience is at each stop along the trail where you can sit and watch the waterfalls.
The falls themselves were nice, but if you're planning to come out, be aware that the trail is literally one giant corkscrew loop going straight up. It's a moderately difficult hike that will take you a few hours to complete from front to end, with beautiful vistas overlooking the waterfalls and Blue Ridge Mountains. Certain parts of the trail are pretty slippery as well, so make sure you bring shoes with good traction. Get there early in the day to avoid traffic.
Went there in 2011 while on a family reunion in Virginia. Simple trail with lots of steps. The waterfall itself was okay, not very impressive, possibly because it was in the middle of summer. But beautiful nonetheless.
Pretty simple trail, lots of steps and lots of great views of the waterfall! Didn't make it all the way because we were loosing daylight but I would definitely come back. Found a cool cave with a fire pit worth exploring. Plan for a much longer ascent versus descent. Didn't start recording until descent.
Hiked this trail about two weeks ago. Ice still on the falls and absolutely beautiful! A few areas had slippery, icy rocks, but we were still able to easily hike them.
We hiked the trail in January it was about 38 degrees but nice sunny. We hiked with three kids age 10,8, and a 4 year old. There were patches of ice it was actually kinda busy too. It's beautiful and very enjoyable. The kids had a blast! We stopped and had lunch on a bench on the way up and met these folks in the mid 70's and they had made it to the top and said it took them three try's I was impressed with their story and so PROUD of them! At times when the icy patches were on slick rocks it was right treacherous but we did it. It is a good feeling at the top so stick it out! It's WORTH IT!
I was so glad I got to enjoy this hike on a crisp autumn day. I can't wait to come back for the spring. Getting there when it first opened meant that the falls were vacant and I could take my time enjoying in the quiet. This place becomes packed around noon.
Had a great time hiking up and back on this trail. Temperature was in the 40's with sporadic sunshine. If you are a photo buff, take your camera. You won't regret it. Hiking poles were extremely helpful.
Beautiful, but well trafficked. Worth the effort.
moderately easy hike. great views!