An easy through hike to Laurel Mountain and an 80-foot 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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RT Distance 2.3 Miles
Elevation Gain 314 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back


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Kid Friendly

Moderately trafficked, easy trail. Paved, as others have said. My advice would be to use the kid carrier for little ones instead of a stroller. Pavement is narrow and eroded in some places. 2.5 year old did the hike on his own.

Great Hike!

Really cool hike to do in the winter when it is all frozen.


To get to the falls it's a paved up hill climb and you can even hike passed the falls but that isn't paved. People were swimming at the bottom of the falls so if you're hot from the walk up that is available here. There was a lot of wildlife on this hiking trail. On my hike I encountered bear, snakes, and some chipmunks. I recommend going on this one.

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