Crabtree Falls Trail

MODERATE 243 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1128 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

Went with wife and three year old daughter. We held her hand the majority of the time, but she was able to complete the majority of the trail with minimal whining, until about half a mile out back to the bottom. The views were great, especially at the top. We hiked several days before Christmas and there were about 5-7 families on the trail during the 3 hours we spent there. I am sure it's probably much more traffic during the spring and summer months.

hiking
2 months ago

We stopped here during a drive from North Carolina to Pennsylvania. Beautiful area, though not a lot of room to explore.

2 months ago

Great hike, wonderfull views of the falls most of the way up the trail. My family of 4 and our dog made it without any difficulty.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for a family hike. It is moderate because you go uphill for most of the way to the tips of the waterfall. Uphill, but not difficult. There were people of all ages there. Very beautiful views.

2 months ago

A wonderful cascading waterfall that you follow all the way to the top, where you now have a spectacular view of the mountains. The signs say it is 1.7 each way, but it goes quick and isn't too strenuous.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice waterfall hike. 3.4 mile out and back trail. I think the 2.8 is if you turn back at the final waterfall view point (at 1.4 miles). There are some stair sections. Parking is $3 by deposit box.

hiking
3 months ago

Did this a while ago with the family. It’s a fun hike with a group of people.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice view, not too difficult.

3 months ago

This was a very fun hike! There are a lot of steps to climb and we did it in the winter a couple years ago and the rocks were slippery from ice. Beautiful waterfalls and an awesome view at the very very top. Going down was harder on my knees and took me longer to get down. Still worth the views!

hiking
3 months ago

The wife and I spent a whole weekend hiking Natural Bridge Cedar Creek trail & The Caverns plus Monacan trail then we went here to Crabtree Falls. We also hopscotched different trails on Skyline drive. Friday here was not so crowded The Falls are truly a sight to see. For this senior, I was happy with the switchbacks and steps. It made the hike much easier for me.

hiking
3 months ago

Crowded parking. Many do not wear the proper shoes for a steep rocky hike.

hiking
4 months ago

I did this hike back in January it was very pretty and it was -1 with traces of snow on the trail.

4 months ago

Great views along the way, especially at the top. Nice workout because of the stairs/switchbacks. Would be good for a trail run, however it can be a little crowded/high traffic in some parts.

4 months ago

Beautiful hike and the waterfall is beautiful too

5 months ago

Great place to take friends from out of town.

hiking
5 months ago

Crabtree falls was very fun to hike minus the fact that it was raining, other than that it was a great experience. Also watch your step, it gets very easy to loose your footing.

5 months ago

really nicely maintained trail and clearly marked. lots of stairs but beautiful scenery.

5 months ago

Nice hike... waterfalls add great backdrop! Beautiful view at the top.

hiking
5 months ago

It was an enjoyable hike and scenic. We brought our golden; she enjoyed going in the water to cool off

hiking
6 months ago

The waterfall here is absolutely beautiful. The hike is 0.2 miles on a paved path to the bottom portion of the falls and then the fun begins. The next 0.7 of a mile is 400-500 feet of elev. gain through switchbacks and stairs. We turned around at the top of the falls b/c we forgot lunch! Fun hike with a beautiful waterfall, I would rate it as moderate - difficult depending on skill and fitness level.

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