Crabtree Falls is known as "The Tallest Waterfall East of the Mississippi". It is a series of 5 major cascades and several smaller ones. When combined, the water falls a total of 1200 feet. This hike uses switch backs to make the hike a little easier. After viewing the first level of the falls you'll begin your assent by hiking away from the falls and up hill along the trail. The trail then switches back directions and brings you back to the next level of the waterfall.