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Laurel Falls Trail

Hampton, TN

Laurel Falls Trail is a 5.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hampton, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Recent Reviews

on Tweetsie Trail
8 days ago

mountain biking
28 Completed23 Reviews

This was a nice Rails to trail well kept only thing i did not like was all the road crossing toward the end.

on Cascade Trail to Tip Top ...
10 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

on Tweetsie Trail
18 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

The convenient location and well maintained trail make this the best place for a quick hike or jog in Johnson City.

on Tweetsie Trail
27 days ago

walking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Buffalo Mountain-White Ro...
30 days ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

Great variety of different trails. warning - $4 fee to get in, but so worth it

on Lone Oak to Tip Top Trail
1 month ago

walking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Buffalo Mountain-White Ro...
2 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

this was literally my first time ever and it was absolutely amazing. I'm really happy with the way it was set up. I thought I was going to get lost at one point because there was a couple Y split offs but I found my way out and it was great! There was a whole bunch of nature to see and beautiful things to look at!

on Cascade Trail to Tip Top ...
2 months ago

20 Completed23 Reviews

Easiest section of buffalo mountain. Drive through the gate and make a right to drive up to the picnic area. head out from the map to the right and the first lookout is about .25 miles. continue along the white trail for an easy incline up to the sign for tip-top and make a right there for another .25 mile. NO WATERFALLS. none that I have ever found on buffalo mountain, anyway lol. nice cascades on the inner blue trail that turns pink trail halfway up.

on Buffalo Mountain-White Ro...
2 months ago

hiking
20 Completed23 Reviews

White rock trail loops widest around the mountain, 4.2 to 5.5 miles if you add tip top and don't short cut. easiest 'moderate' trails there, great views everywhere early spring, only at the 2 overlooks (not tip top) once the leaves are back on the trees.

the inner 'blue loop' is shorter and steeper, still a mid-moderate hike not much on views.

straight up the blue path along the creek is steeper yet, turns to the pink trail which meets the blue trail 1/4 mile east of the towers.

or shortcut and take the easy service road up and pick any one of the paths back down. I suggest the east side white trail for the best views at white top.

He forewarned, have seen several timber rattlers and my dog was bitten by a copperhead up there last week.

Also, a lot of people don't keep their pets leashed, so expect to be rushed by loose dogs regularly.

and I have never seen a waterfall, lol, though there are some nice cascades along the center blue/pink trail.


2 months ago

Very challenging.

on Lone Oak to Tip Top Trail
3 months ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

First mile is the most difficult followed by an
easy .5 mile then another steep incline. Coming down from Tip Top is also a bit of a challenge if you are out of shape like me. Found 3 ticks so watch out for that, a few mosquitos, and beautiful butterflies. I'm glad I went and I recommend it.

on Buffalo Mountain-White Ro...
3 months ago

5 Completed5 Reviews

on Lone Oak to Tip Top Trail
3 months ago

hiking
34 Completed3 Reviews

Pretty cool little hike. A bit steep but worth it. Going back down was super quick. I recorded a bit over 2 miles hiking to the second picnic area, so 4+ miles in and out. At the second picnic area another trail continues off of it so potentially you could do more adventuring if you wanted. Definitely will be back.

on Buffalo Mountain-White Ro...
3 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Buffalo Mountain-White Ro...
3 months ago

hiking
2 Completed1 Reviews

The hike itself is nice. There are decent views throughout the hike, but there is no opening just for the view once you've reached the tops. It's obscured by trees. But overall, we enjoyed our hike!

on Tweetsie Trail
4 months ago

trail running
2 Completed2 Reviews

Came back the second day and did a 6.3 mile bike ride. Getting further along the trail opened up some very beautiful views along the way. Old railway station locations act as resting point along the trail. Very nice.

on Tweetsie Trail
4 months ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Did a 4 mile walk along the trail but I wanted to see more. Trail is old train bed so it is a good walking surface. Planning to come back and go further.

on Buffalo Mountain-White Ro...
10 months ago

hiking
11 Completed10 Reviews

It was very hot when we did the full loop in early August, which probably made the moderate hike seem more difficult that in it was. Much of the trail is underwhelming due to an apparent fire in recent years, but there are some quite beautiful spots as well. The view from the tip top trail were a little underwhelming compared to the views from White Rock, which are spectacular.

on Buffalo Mountain-White Ro...
10 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice lookout! Good, short beginner trails as well.

on Buffalo Mountain-White Ro...
11 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Was great trail, but it's sad that the smokers think it's ok to throw their cigarette butts on ground!!!!
Didn't this place catch fire? 8-10 yr ago?
Other than that great trail!!