It's the perfect time to do some hiking alone. Luckily, there are so many spots to visit in the state. In fact, you can find some incredible waterfall hikes in North Carolina.

One of solo hiking spots you just have to check out is Crabtree Falls Hiking Trail in Marion, North Carolina. It's only 2.5 miles long, but it can be strenuous due to steep inclines and rough terrain.

If you decide that you want to do this hike, you should budget for an hour and a half to two and a half hours. However, if you want to spend some time just relaxing, take all the time you need.

You're probably going to want to take a break for a while when you reach the waterfall. This 60-foot tall falls looks absolutely massive, and the water falls into a deep pool.

While you can bring your bathing suit with you so you can enjoy the cool spray from the waterfall, keep in mind that you shouldn't try to climb the rocks. They can be quite slippery, and you want to be even more cautious than normal when you're hiking alone.

If you're into plants, make sure you keep an eye out once you actually get to the waterfall. There are all kinds of species of plants there, like rhododendron and ferns.

There's more to this hike than just the waterfall. The hike itself is gorgeous, and it will take you through some really beautiful, dense forests. 

The visitors' center isn't open at this time, so make sure you bring everything you need with you, including water and snacks.

If you're looking for the best place for your next solo hike, Crabtree Falls Hiking Trail may just be the place to go.

Crabtree Falls Hiking Trail

Price: Free

Address: 39000 Blue Ridge Pkwy., Marion, NC

Why You Need To Go: You can go on a beautiful solo hike to visit this stunning 60-foot waterfall.


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