On May 25th, 2021, I decided to hike to Crabtree falls to get some 360-degree panoramic images and to just enjoy the day out hiking in the woods. Below you can view the eight (8) 360-degree panoramic images I captured during my 3-hour hike at the waterfall.
Equipment used to capture the 360-degree panoramic images:
Crabtree waterfalls are located off the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker 339. To get to the waterfalls, you can hike the short .9 mile trail or take the whole scenic loop which is 2.5 miles long. At the base of the trail is spectacular Crabtree Falls, where water cascades over a 60-foot rock cliff. Many types of ferns and wildflowers thrive in the hollow, benefiting from the waterfall’s cool spray. After viewing the falls, hikers can return either by retracing their steps or by continuing on a longer but more gradual ascent back to the parking lot. The longer route begins as a moderately steep switchback that provides another beautiful view of the falls. Once reaching the top of the ridge, the path levels out and meanders across Crabtree Creek and its tributaries.