Crabtree Falls Trail

MODERATE 239 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
3 days ago

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

12 days 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
15 days 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.

15 days 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
17 days 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.

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24 days ago

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

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28 days ago

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1 month ago

Nice view, not too difficult.

1 month ago

1 month 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
1 month 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.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month 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.