Hike to Laurel Falls

Tennessee Laurel Falls Trailhead

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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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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2.3 Miles

Elev. Gain:

314 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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2 months ago

Nice Waterfall

As others have stated, the trail is easy, paved the whole way, and the climb is gradual. It is a crowded hike, but if you arrive early (as in 7am) or are willing to hike it in the rain, chances are you'll encounter very few people.

2 months ago

8 months ago

Pit Stop

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

8 months ago

about 1 year 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.

about 1 year ago

about 1 year 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!

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Beautiful hike! The falls are a must see.

over 1 year ago

Added by Allison Herreid

Minnesotan in New Hampshire | Pursuing a Master's degree in Natural Resources at UNH | Instagram: @allisonherreid

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