Hike to Laurel Fork Falls

Dennis Cove Trailhead

Distance

2.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

600 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Elyse Clark

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

This is a short and easy hike along the Appalachian Trail to a gorgeous 55 ft. waterfall.

From Hampton, Tennessee, take US-321S for about 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Dennis Cove Road and travel for 4 miles on this steep and very curvy mountain road.  The trailhead is where the Appalachian Trail (AT) crosses the road at a small gravel lot on the left. 

Take the AT north on the trail leading out the left side of the gravel parking area.  For about a mile the trail will follow an old rail bed and is fairly flat.  There will be three bridges you will cross (two are quite small), and you will also enter the Pond Mountain Wilderness. 

After 1.0 miles along the rail bed, the trail turns sharply left and loses a lot of elevation in a short time as you walk on rocky steps down to the falls. 

Once at the falls there is a lot of room to spread out and soak it in.  To return to your car, retrace your steps back south on the AT.  

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

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Winter Hike

Did this hike with my wife and 6 year old son during winter with snow in the ground. Beautiful nice hike great trail.

Distance

2.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

600 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Elyse Clark

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