Height: Numerous cascades dropping a sum total of 1,080 feet.
The Walk/Access: From Tye River Gap on the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 27.2), head east on Va. 56 4.6 miles and look for parking on the right. The trail is steep, features numerous stairways, and winds upward for 1.9 miles. Frequently referred to as the “highest falls of the Blue Ridge,” or “the highest falls east of the Mississippi,” Crabtree Falls is one of the most breathtaking sights the state has to offer.
The Added Lure: Continue on the trail beyond the falls to Crabtree Meadows Road for .9 miles and then hang a left onto the Appalachian Trail. Hike north for 1.2 miles to the 4,063-foot summit of The Priest.
Grab a Bite: Follow Va. 56 down the mountain some 15 miles to Arrington’s locally famous gem of a restaurant, Thai Siam. With an open-air kitchen and authentic Thai décor, this is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.