No horses or bicycles allowed. Montebello Fish Hatchery (0.6 miles on Rt. Enter your e-mail address for things to do, restaurants to try and much more! Please carefully read the following information about our revised Cancellation Policy, effective 2018. Man who died at Crabtree Falls was visiting as part of church group. Crabtree Falls features a series of five major cascades and a number of smaller ones that fall a total distance of 1,200 feet. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. CAUTION: Leaving the trail has resulted in numerous fatalities due to extraordinarily slippery conditions created by clear algae on rocks. (Next left after Crabtree Falls Campground – about ½ mile). The land at the base of the falls was almost developed as a resort area in the late 1960s. It is located in the George Washington National Forest in Nelson County, Virginia, off of Virginia State Route 56. Beloved Bill and Billy Shields died of the virus. Real-time updates and all local stories you want right in the palm of your hand. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! “At some point, the victim lost his footing and fell into the river, which took him over the edge of the falls,” Brooks said. From now through Nov. 7, we're providing FREE access to election coverage, made possible by our subscribers. You can help support our work by becoming a subscriber today. Updated: 1:48 PM 8.30.15 : Victim identified Criminal Investigator Lt. Billy Mays with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department told BRLM early Sunday afternoon the identity of the person that fell to their death on Saturday ahs been released. Brooks, a Nelson County Sheriff’s deputy, said Slimak’s death happened like this: Four or five men who were part of a larger group had camped midway between an area known as Crabtree Meadows and the falls. Until the mid-1980’s, the footbridge was the starting point for the hike up Crabtree Falls. The entrance to Crabtree Falls Day Use Area is on the right. Crabtree Falls, a popular hiking spot off Route 56 in Nelson County, is "the highest vertical-drop cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi," according to the U.S. Forest Service Web site. Mind you, the water is positively frigid, but it’s the perfect remedy for a hot summer day. "At some point, the victim lost his footing and fell into the river, which took him over the edge of the falls," Brooks said. (Vault toilets at Crabtree Meadows (at top) are open mid-March thru end of November. 540-377-2650, Montebello Camping & Fishing Resort (4.5 miles on Rt. Crabtree Falls, a popular hiking spot off Route 56 in Nelson County, is “the highest vertical-drop cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi,” according to the U.S. Forest Service Web site. 15072 Crabtree Falls Highway, Montebello, VA 24464 This beautiful bridge, a laminated arch, was shipped from New York in one piece and installed over the Tye River in 1978. Crabtree Falls features a series of five major cascades and a number of smaller ones that fall a total distance of 1,200 feet. Relatives and friends remember Slimak as an articulate, intelligent and modest man who was an inventor and who remained active in his college fraternity, Theta Delta Chi, according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch story. 15072 Crabtree Falls Highway, Montebello, VA 24464 Crabtree Falls is one of the tallest sets of waterfalls in the United States east of the Mississippi River.