Crabtree Falls and The Priest

9 miles, Strenuous. $6.50 carpool fee. 68 miles from Roanoke.

The hike is located in Nelson County, and follows Crabtree Creek, with scenic overlooks at the five major cascades, which have a total fall of 1,200 feet. After reaching the top of the falls, we will take a side trail to connect to the A.T. near the Priest shelter. After some more climbing, we will begin a 3,000-foot descent from the summit of the Priest back to Route 56 on the Tye River.

Hike leader: David Socky. home 540-989-7693. cell 540-529-1591.