Crab Orchard Branch Falls in Virginia

Crab Orchard Branch Falls is part of the wonderful Guest River Gorge Trail – 5.8 miles of paved trail for biking and walking/hiking!

Crab Orchard Branch is a creek that meets the Guest River at 1.8 miles and the Falls are just a short scramble upstream.

While the trail is wonderfully maintained please know you will hike downhill and returning will be a bit tougher so don’t overdo things! 

A tunnel on the Guest River Gorge Trail


From US 58 Alternate, head south on State Route 72 near Coeburn. Travel for 2.3 miles on this curvy, two-lane road. You will pass the Flatwoods Picnic Area on your right, and very soon afterward, you will reach a sign for the Guest River Gorge on your left. Turn left onto this paved road, which is Forest Road 2477, and drive for 1.4 miles until you reach the parking lot. The trailhead is marked with a kiosk at the edge of the parking area.

Please study my Virginia Waterfall Map for precise locations.

The beautiful Guest River

Trail Map

Trail Map - Crab Orchard Branch Falls
Crab Orchard Branch Falls (click to enlarge)

Trail Profile

Trail Profile - Crab Orchard Branch Falls
Trail Profile – Crab Orchard Branch Falls – click to enlarge