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Crabtree Falls Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (17)

Short, but steep, hike to Virginia's finest waterfall.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Point to Point

3,062' 933 m

High

1,748' 533 m

Low

1,314' 400 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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  4.3 from 17 votes

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The upper portion of Crabtree Falls is especially serene during a foggy day.
Jan 21, 2017 near Nellysford, VA
Ice climbers at Crabtree Falls in January.
Feb 7, 2016 near Nellysford, VA
Crab Tree Falls (CTF), lone cairn at base of falls
Aug 18, 2018 near Nellysford, VA
Crab Tree Falls (CTF), Fast moving water
Aug 18, 2018 near Nellysford, VA
Take in this beautiful view from the Crabtree Falls Trail.
Mar 23, 2017 near Nellysford, VA
The middle portion of Crabtree Falls is just a few short switchbacks up from the lower section.
Jan 21, 2017 near Nellysford, VA

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Sep 19, 2020
Noah E
Aug 22, 2020
Chance Johns
jumped up this fun trail with cal and will on the way up to the AT and the PRIEST!!! 2.7mi — 2h 00m
Feb 17, 2020
Catharina Morris
Dogs have to be leashed. 2.7mi — 2h 00m
Feb 16, 2020
Tim Arnold
Jul 14, 2019
Faadhil Moheed
Pretty easy quick hike — 2h 00m
Jun 2, 2019
Alexandra Puryear
Miles and time are round trip. Steep and rocky, but the views along the way are worth it! 3.4mi
Jan 27, 2019
Forrest Cory
Out and back to the top of the falls - 4 or 5 very icy spots 4.1mi
Oct 29, 2018
Paul Snow
Crabtree to Priest 5.6mi