Crabtree Falls – The Priest – Spyrock

10.5 miles; Strenuous; 70 miles from Roanoke; $5.00 carpool fee.

Another classic falls hike, the ice formations should be beautiful mid winter. The first 6 miles of this hike are moderately uphill as we hike up the Crabtree Falls trail and continue on to Crabtree Meadows. From there we will take the forest service road about 3/4 of a mile up to the intersection of the AT. After a short mile north on the AT to visit the Priest, we will backtrack south on the AT to the 360 degree views at Spyrock. The final 2 miles of the hike is downhill to Montebello fish hatchery. There is a short 3 mile car shuttle between the fish hatchery and Crabtree Falls parking area.