Laurel Falls Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, TN that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November.
Nice easy trail to a small waterfall. Along the way there are a few nice views of the nearby hills and rock formations Laurel Falls is one of the most popular destinations in the park and parking at the trailhead is limited. The area is especially busy on weekends year-round and on weekdays during summer. Laurel Branch and the 80-foot high Laurel Falls are named for mountain laurel, an evergreen shrub which blooms along the trail and near the falls in May. The trail is paved and is suitable for strollers.
We visited this trail on a Tuesday morning in May, and it was so full of people! The falls are breathtaking, and the mountain laurel was in full bloom - I think we caught this trail in it's full glory. I wasn't prepared for the steep climb, but it is an easy, paved trail with amazing views and a waterfall that's as fun to climb on as it is beautiful to see.
Fighting the crowd was monstrous. Jostling for room on the bridge, trying to get pictures, weaving and dodging people - I love this trail, but not the crowd. If I were to do it again, I would take my chances at sunrise on a weekday.
Great hike up, saw some deer. Definitely use a carrier for small children. Steep drop offs. Possibly off road stroller friendly. Not a lot of space at the falls, very slippery!
Super duper easy it was paved but wayyy too crowded for my liking. I did it without shoes and hung over a little with a bachelorette party the pavement bit but I liked it the mountains were beautiful
Another very popular GSMNP trail to a pretty waterfall. You might also have a hike from your parking spot on Little River Road just to get to the trailhead. The trail is not difficult as it climbs up to the falls. There are a few beautiful views of the surrounding terrain along the way. You can continue on the trail well past the falls. It eventually meets up with the Little Greenbrier and Cove Mountain Trails.
me and my wife went up to the falls back in early September and even though it was enjoyable i had to stop and rest a few times but besides that it was really beautiful and amazing i would definitely do it again
Had a blast carried a almost 3 year old on back in and out great hike
Very easy, paved, average trail. Based on the number of people on the trail, I expected more. overall disappointed.
It was a pretty trail but it was packed with people. The waterfall was lovely but I prefer a more remote hike.
SUPER EASY the entire thing is paved people of all age and capability can do this. It was littered with people but it was beautiful none the less. The way the falls fall is really tranquil looking.
Very easy hike. I saw a bear on the way there and a deer on the way back so that was cool. But the end result wasn't all that great. It was a nice relaxing hike but I probably wouldn't do it again
Nothing beats waterfall hikes.
Beautiful hike.... Trail is mostly paved but could be updated
NOT Wheelchair friendly. NOT stroller friendly. and not ONE of the screaming toddlers being carried by parents seemed to think it was that easy. lol. that being said we loved it, and climbing DOWN to the bottom of the falls off the trail. Beautiful.
Falls weren't crowded in late August after 4 pm. The ranger at the falls said in July they get 1500-2000 people on the trail in one day, NO THANK YOU. The sunlight coming through made for some nice pics. Easy hike up, paved and not too much of an incline.