Hiking Crab Orchard Falls Trail in Valle Crucis, NC

Crab Orchard Fall Trail Hiking Trail in Valle Crucis, NC.

Crab Orchard Falls Trail is a multi-layer waterfall located on the property of Valle Crucis Conference Center and Holy Cross Church. This short hike is open to the public and is 5 minutes from the historic Mast General Store in the heart of Valle Crucis. The hike is only 15 minutes from downtown Boone, NC.

Things to Do Near Valle Crucis & Crab Orchard Falls

You’ll want to take the time to check out the town of Valle Crucis. The rural historic district was the first in the state of North Carolina. Grab an amazing sandwich at the Ham Shoppe, just across the street from Mast Store. Take your sandwich with you to enjoy a picnic beside the falls. Once you arrive at Holy Cross drive to the upper lot and you will see parking spaces labeled “Waterfall Hike” near the dinner bell!

The High Country of North Carolina is well-known for it’s beautiful hiking regions. To get to Crab Orchard Falls Trail, you will walk up the gravel drive around Johnson Hall to the trail head. This intermediate hike may only be 1.5 miles round trip, but is still a great workout due to the grade of the trail. When you begin the trail you are at 2,785’ in elevation and within 4/10 of a mile you are at 3110’ in elevation. A beautiful trail through the woods takes you to an amazing waterfall. There are pools and eddies over a series of boulders with an awesome swimming hole. You can hike down the boulders and even sit under a smaller fall below. The hike out is a breeze, as it is all downhill!

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Hello, my name is Sarah Long. I was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1997, I moved to Boone, North Carolina to attend Appalachian State University. I received my degree in Theatre Education and spent 6 years in Charlotte, North Carolina teaching before being given the opportunity to move back to the High Country in 2007. I began practicing Real Estate in 2007 with a small firm in Blowing Rock, before helping to open a Real Estate Franchise in the area in 2010. As the franchise grew, I began to realize my desire to get back to my roots and have more of a local connection. In 2018 I launched 828 Real Estate and fulfilled my decade long dream of owning a real estate firm in Beautiful Downtown Boone!!

I feel so blessed to live in the High Country of North Carolina with my husband Matt, a local General Contractor, and our two children, Sadie Rose and Levi. We attend Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone. I love spending time outdoors and with my family. Between spending summers on the river or hiking and winters playing on the ski mountains- the High Country doesn’t disappoint with opportunities to enjoy God’s creation~!

I am a member of The High Country Association of Realtors, the North Carolina Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. I stay involved in the Young Peoples Network through the local board of Realtors. This group allows me to stay up to date on the latest technology and marketing for Realtors. I am also a member of the Boone Chamber of Commerce and High Country Local First.

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