Valle Crucis Conference Center

Valle Crucis Community Trail

Valle Crucis Conference Center, Valle Crucis, Watauga County

A short half-mile hike from the main campus of the Valle Crucis Conference Center, Crab Orchard Falls cascades, pools and eddies over a series of boulders. Continue up the mountain another 2 miles to reach Bishop's Ridge and the Hermitages. The path to Crab Orchard Falls is considered intermediate, with some steep portions. Four benches provide respite along the way.

146 Skiles Way, Banner Elk, NC 28604

+ Directions from Boone

Turn right onto NC-105 S for 4.8 mi; Turn right onto Broadstone Rd for 2.9 mi; Turn left onto NC-194 S for 1.2 mi; Turn right to stay on NC-194 S for 0.1 mi; Turn right onto Skiles Rd. Stay left in the parking lot and look for signs designated for waterfall hike parking.

+ Directions from West Jefferson

Follow N Jefferson Ave to US-221 S for 1.7 mi; Follow US-221 S to NC-105 S in Boone for 22.8 mi; Continue on NC-105 S. Turn right onto Broadstone Rd for 2.9 mi; Turn left onto NC-194 S for 1.2 mi; Turn right to stay on NC-194 S for 0.1 mi; Turn right onto Skiles Rd. Stay left in the parking lot and look for signs designated for waterfall hike parking.