CRABTREE  FALLS

3  MILES  OUT / BACK

Text Box:  The well maintained trail leaves the back of the parking area and climbs beside the large cascading waterfalls of Crabtree Creek. The trail is steep and has a series of steps along the way. Numerous overlooks and platforms provide excellent views of the falls and the Tye River Valley below. The best times to hike are in the spring, when the Rhododendron are blooming, and fall, when the leaves are changing.
Text Box: Driving Directions From Staunton
 Take Interstate 81 South to Exit 213 Greenville/Route 11. Take Route 11 South, through Greenville, for approx. 7 miles to a left turn on Route 56 E towards the Blue Ridge Parkway. Follow 56 across the tracks at Vesuvius, up the mountain, under the Parkway, and down the other side. Pass Montebello Post Office and Fish Hatchery. Look for a sign on the right for Crabtree Falls and park in the upper lot. Note: The Fish Hatchery is a lot of fun for the kids, they can feed the fish.