Hike to Laurel Falls

Tennessee Laurel Falls Trailhead

Added by Allison Herreid

An easy through hike to Laurel Mountain and an 80-foot waterfall...no big deal! Go for sunrise or sunset to avoid the decent sized crowds, especially on the weekends.

This straightforward but scenic hike follows a paved trail to the falls, which is among the most popular in the park.

This trail can be especially crowded during the summer, so make sure to arrive early. Keep an eye out for a few steep drop-offs to either side of the trail, along the way. There have also been black bear sightings in this area.

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Sun protection
  • Bear spray
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Skill Level:



Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:



2.3 Miles

Elev. Gain:

314 Feet




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about 4 hours ago

Pit Stop

It was a nice little leg stretcher. Very easy, kid friendly

about 4 hours ago

5 months ago

Quick And Easy

Very easy trail. Paved the whole way until you get to the actual waterfall, but covered beautifully by the woods and steep edges of cliffs. Usually can spot bears! Falls are really cool but usually very crowded.

5 months ago

7 months ago

Popular, Easy Hike

The paved trail and short distance makes this hike particularly attractive to visitors and thus the area is often crowded. Worth the stop -- great falls to explore!

7 months ago

9 months ago

Beautiful hike! The falls are a must see.

9 months ago

Added by Allison Herreid

Recent college grad with a passion for photography, the environment, and exploring the outdoors. Instagram: @allisonherreid

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