Laurel-Snow Trail to Laurel Falls is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dayton, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Was an absolutely beautiful hike:) so much history behind it as well!
Very long. Easy to get lost. But so worth it. Had a great time.
This was a great hike, just be aware of your trail markers. Some markers are on the backs of trees. Roughly 2hrs30min with breaks to take in all the nature and animals. Will definitely be back to hike to Snow Falls!
Is the bridge fixed?
Great hike. Lost the trail a few times but figured it out. Lots of rock climbing.
Great accessibility and absolutely beautiful!
To get the most out of this trail, research before going on this trail!!! Read all the user comments, especially the man who was generous enough to give the correct coordinates- and go to this website listed ( http://cumberlandtrail.org/maps-and-guides/trail-segments/laurel-snow/laurel-snow-sna-section/ ) to see the map and point by point descriptions. The first part is simple to understand, but then you hit a place that the trail seems to vanish. This is where the trail marker is on the BACK of the tree. We did not see this, kept going, and saw a pretty dam with rushing water over it. Came back, then saw the trail blaze. When we were on the correct path, we came across a makeshift camp set-up with rocks that said "Smoke room". We lost the trail again!!! Almost gave up, and then finally we spotted a trail marker across the way, behind the graffiti rocks. We climbed over them and continued on. We finally came to the massive 80 foot Laurel falls. SO WORTH IT. We were so thankful we had not given up. On the way back, take the short cuts, which are directly downward slope trails. Makes it much faster of a return. All in all, this trail reminds you of a magical fairy tale. You are taken in by the marvelous second to none views within a couple of minutes starting on the trail. And it just gets better and better, finally peaking at Laurel falls. However, there are two overlooks beyond the falls (the link I enclosed has a youtube video of them) and those look even more incredible!! We did not make it to them this time, but definitely coming back soon to see them next time. My favorite hike ever.
This trail can be tricky. They are not marked the best so you have to be prepared to back track. But the hike to Snow Falls was worth it. I was amazed at the scenery the old coal mines and the list goes on. I do plan on going back and hiking the short hike to Laurel Falls. By the way the trail marked on this app is to Laurel Falls.
An absolute blast! Creek jumping, rock climbing, and a peanut butter picnic on table rock beneath the falls. Perfection. Bring a flash light so you can check out the cave on the right when the hike first begins.
The hike is well worth it to see the falls!
One of my favorite trails.
I went to Laurel Falls and the overlook after crossing the Laurel creek above the falls. Make sure to bring a good amount of water, specially in the warmer months of the year. Beautiful views from below the falls and overlooking the valley.
Cons- #1 bridge to cross the creek before you get to falls I'd partially damaged from a tree hitting the railing so make sure to use caution when crossing or if river is low just cross it.
#2 after 1.5-2 miles in the trail cuts back immediately, well for some reason the sign to mark the turn is on back of a tree, so make sure to watch out for that. To do the hike with overlook took me roughly 5 hours in and out. And you can also camp out above the falls. Highly recommend this trail.
Very nice hike up to the waterfall. The trail starts out easy, but gets harder as you go. The bridge is a little sketchy to cross over, it needs to be rebuilt. I made it across just fine though, and I'm 265lbs
I went by myself with only a 1 liter bottle of water. I finished the water by the time I got to Bryan's over look and yes, I carried my empty water bottle back to my car. When I reached the split after the bridge I really didn't know the correct path to follow. I ran into some dead ends and had to turn around a few times and back track to the original trail. Since I went early in the morning I didn't see anyone ahead of me to ask for directions. I didn't have a map and I didn't try to use google maps, I wanted to find it myself. I did see foot prints in the mud and I could use the marked trees to reassure myself I was at least on a trail. I finally found Bryan's overlook or over watch. It was well worth the effort and I loved every minute of it. It only took me a couple of hours to reach it and I wasn't in a hurry. Even with the confusion its 10 times better than walking in the park.
Trail was hard to follow maybe due to snow