This weekend Josh and I went hiking at Crabtree Falls in George Washington National Forest. It’s south of Shenandoah National Park (one of our favorite places), so it was a good 2 1/2 hour drive from our home. But it was so worth it! Crabtree Falls are the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It was a 1.7 mile hike from the lower falls to the upper falls! Sets of stairs and switchbacks lead you to the top. I was shocked at how well Boone did on the stairs – he is scared of the open stairs on our deck, and the ones on the trail were built the same way. He was a little timid at first but he got over it quickly and we made it to the top!

These are the lower falls! I knew we were in store for a beautiful hike when we saw them! This is the first thing you come to on the trail.
I was bummed I forgot my tripod, but I made it work by using a railing!

Another set of falls a little ways up!

After taking the photo on the left, I turned around and saw Boone giving me this look like, “Whatcha doing down there? I’m ready to go…”

Josh actually smiled for a photo. This NEVER happens! (Ok not never, but rarely…)

The Upper Falls! We made it!

On the way down the sun came out and I realized why they’re called the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Have you ever hiked Crabtree Falls? Did you enjoy it? What are some of your favorite places to hike? Tell me in the comments!

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