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BRP Crabtree Falls

Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 339.5 – 340.2: Crabtree Falls

Crabtree Falls is accessed by one of two routes: a three-mile total hike that leads to the base of the falls or a more strenuous 3.5-mile loop trail that leads to the top of the waterfall. Visitors say, whichever path you take, the view and chance for great photos are worth the climb!

The brilliant pink crabtree blossoms each May, and was once the cornerstone of this area’s wildflower display. Though there aren’t as many crabtrees here now, the area still offers an impressive array of wildflowers each spring.

Crabtree Falls Loop Trail is a 2.5-mile, strenuous hike to the 70-foot-tall falls.

Camping & Picnicking

The campground has 71 tent sites and 22 RV sites. No reservations are accepted for this campground; all sites are first-come first-serve. The picnic area and restrooms are open seasonally.

Directions

If using a GPS or Google maps, please note that Crabtree Falls is accessed DIRECTLY from the Blue Ridge Parkway; it is NOT located on Crabtree Road. The closest Google maps address to use for the Crabtree Falls trailhead at the picnic area and campground is 39000 Blue Ridge Parkway, Marion, NC 28752.

Highlights

  • Campground
  • Trails: Crabtree Falls Loop Trail
  • Picnic area with restrooms (MP 340.2)