Crabtree Falls Day Trips
Travelers have been trading in their long vacations for shorter day trips during these unprecedented times. Those who are looking for the perfect daytrip should travel peaceful Nelson County roads to Crabtree Falls. This picturesque and historic location is seriously beautiful any time of the year.
Nelson County is located between Lynchburg and Charlottesville in Central Virginia. Its convenient location, verdant mountains and valleys, and interesting local attractions make Nelson the perfect destination for a day trip with your family or friends.
Crabtree Falls is located in the Montebello area and is dubbed the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. The Falls are actually comprised of five major cascades. The Crabtree Falls hike is unique hike – as you wind around the mountain, you will be hiking next to the falls for the entire way up. For amateur photographers, there are plenty of scenic views at which to stop and take pictures. Hikers of all ages and abilities can enjoy views of the falls; the first overlook is about ten feet from the parking lot! There is a small parking fee per vehicle. If you’re enjoying a day trip with your dog, just make sure he or she is well-behaved and on a leash.
The Falls are open from year-round from dawn to dusk. It takes around for hours for a round-trip hike. If you’re thinking of staying a night, Crabtree Falls offers a quiet campground.