Crabtree Falls Trail

MODERATE 195 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
1141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
9 hours 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.

hiking
14 hours ago

fun and challenging. the trail keeps you guessing when you will level out but we never did. keep an eye out for yellow jackets. two of our group got stung from seemingly unprovoked yellow jackets. it wasn't enough to keep us from enjoying the hike though.

22 hours ago

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful trail and waterfall. We went with our 3 kids 3, 7, and 10. It was a little tough for them but they made it and loved the views from the top. Well maintained and clearly marked trail. Hoping to return soon to camp at the top.

hiking
8 days ago

Beautiful hike. Definitely tough on the calves on the way up (lots of stairs, steady incline the entire way). Worth it at the end!

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Great trail - the waterfalls are spectacular and no picture seems to do them justice. Trail is well-marked and mile-markers along the way let you know how close (or far) you are to the top. Even on a fairly crowded summer day, I hiked mostly by myself aside from chatting with people on the way up or down. If you're going to have lunch at the top, the bees were waiting for me lol so bring some spray or just keep walking and eating, as I did, and please pack out what you bring in :)

can u swim the there

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

The falls are beautiful, the views are amazing. The switchbacks were rough on the ankles but nothing to crazy. Definitely recommend it

24 days ago

6/22/17 amazing waterfalls lovely hike

25 days ago

Awesome trail. Switchbacks are crazy for this out of shape girl. Looking forward to doing it again and ending at Spy Rock

27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

nice hike with dog. nice falls and views at top. several other hikers and dogs. A fun hike. Will do again.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a fun trail, with lots of switchbacks and pretty views of the large cascading falls. Continue a short distance past the platform area at the top for a nice panorama of the surrounding hills. It is a popular hike, so an early start is best or you likely will be sharing the trail with lots of people. There is a small access fee and a large parking area with bathrooms at the trailhead.

1 month ago

Great trail pretty steep but short good for the kids and the view was awesome

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike not too easy & not too tough. Well maintained trail