A Hidden Gem in Valle Crucis
Crab Orchard Falls is just up NC 194 in Valle Crucis. It is on the property of the Valle Crucis Conference Center.
Look for “waterfall parking” to the left. St. Johns Church is there as a marker.
There is a gravel road behind the Inn to Johnson Hall where you will follow up to a dirt road that has been blocked off and used as the trail. Go up the road and hike the switchbacks. The waterfall is roughly .5 from the start and I would say easy to moderate.
There will be a trail that breaks off to the right so follow it down. You will hear the rushing water. This is private property so be respectful and as always – take out what you bring in.