Hike to Laurel Falls

Laurel Falls Trailhead

Distance

2.3 Miles

Elevation Gain

314 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Allison Herreid

Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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.

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $194/night

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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Great Hike!

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

Loved it!

Loved this hike! We were new to hiking but overall a pretty active family. We had no trouble at all on this hike and even made the climb to the bottom of the fall. Kids ages 8, 10, 11, 12. It was a little crowded. Would go earlier in the day next time.

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.

Distance

2.3 Miles

Elevation Gain

314 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Allison Herreid

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