Crabtree Falls

Asheville, North Carolina

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This loop hike leads from a popular campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway down to an impressive high cataract—Crabtree Falls—that plunges 70 feet over a rock face, misting visitors when its flow is up. Spring is a good time to visit the falls, for not only bold flows but also to see the forty plus species of wildflowers, from lady slippers to jack-in-the-pulpits to a few relic crabapple trees that gave the area its name.
Best Hikes Near Asheville, North Carolina

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Best Hikes Near Asheville, North Carolina

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This loop hike leads from a popular campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway down to an impressive high cataract—Crabtree Falls—that plunges 70 feet over a rock face, misting visitors when its flow is up.

Spring is a good time to visit the falls, for not only bold flows but also to see the forty plus species of wildflowers, from lady slippers to jack-in-the-pulpits to a few relic crabapple trees that gave the area its name.

© 2017 Johnny Molloy /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Asheville
Distance: 2.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Blue Ridge Parkway, 199 Hemphill Knob Rd., Asheville, NC 28803-8686, (828) 348-3400, www.nps.gov/blri
Local Maps: National Geographic #779 Linville Gorge, Mount Mitchell Pisgah National Forest; USGS Celo
Driving Directions: Directions to Crabtree Falls

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