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Great hike - more like 4.5 miles though. Beautiful scenery with the streams and bridges. Definitely a do over.

hiking
2 days ago

Bring a towel and a swim suit the pool at the base of the falls was very fun to play in! A really fun trail that is a little challenging especially closer to the falls. This trail offers stunning views of not only a large waterfall but a view of the surrounding valley at different places alone the route. I went in early August and it was very crowded but there was plenty of room to pass large groups and also plenty of places to rest going up/coming down.

on Laurel Falls Trail

hiking
2 days ago

It’s mostly paved trail, not quite as exciting.

hiking
2 days ago

Well worth the effort. Only a few other people on the trail and had the falls all to myself.

Great little mostly paved trail. Killer views near the top. Watch for bears, though.

Great trail. With all the rain I would definitely have some shoes that handle mud and water really well. A lot of the trail is shaded so it was very wet. I loved it though.

Great hike! The trail is black top and is very easy. We hiked on a Sunday early afternoon and it was very crowded. The falls are beautiful but there were at least 75-100 people there. We continued past the falls. The black top ended and so did the crowds. On the way back we saw a very young black bear cub. Beautiful day and views.

hiking
5 days ago

Okay hike. Completely paved, which can be nice but also less exciting. There were tons of people there when we went but understandably so: the falls were gorgeous! There is even a little path to talk to get a lower vantage point of the falls.

Worth every step!

This is a paved trail, great views just very busy in the summer

hiking
6 days ago

Easy hike but very busy

Great easy hike!!!

Take this trail which connects with the John Rock loop trail for some spectacular views! Much less crowded than the Looking Glass Rock trail and still with beautiful scenery. Park at the Pisgah Wildlife Education center and pick up a trail map- very well marked and maintained.

hiking
8 days ago

Got there by 9 AM and parked easily. Easy hike but rained the entire way back. Great waterfall and saw a Bear cub on the trail on the way back.

Great trail, well maintained and ability to see 4 falls if you know where to look!

hiking
12 days ago

Wonderful, easy hike! We chose this as our family hike as my mother-in-law has a bad knee and we had three kids in tow. Beautiful scenic views and the waterfall at the end was awesome! My 6yo enjoyed playing in it! Definitely not a challenge by any means but still a lovely hike!

Amazing very beautiful waterfall took my grandson he is 8 and he loved it will be doing this trail again

I loved this trail, the views were great and the trail was nicely paved however, it is an uphill climb that may be hard for some as it can be steep. Definitely worth the climb!

Very peaceful and well shaded hike. There are not any views from this trail however you can easily go to the John Rock trail around the half way point and find some.

hiking
20 days ago

Favorite trail in pisgah! We hike this one every visit. Lots of little creek crossings and just a cool environment. Lightly traveled, we usually only come across just a few people. Dog loves it. We typically start from the Buckhorn Gap trailhead.

Great trail. Very much enjoyed the river along the trail. There were many beautiful cascades and small falls along the way. Learned lots of history about the area from our knowledgeable guide. Great day hike for families, but a bit long for small children. Indian Flats Falls was beautiful. Well worth the hike.

We went on a Sunday and the trail was very busy. This is not a difficult hike. There were people in flip flops pushing strollers. The waterfall is beautiful and worth the hike

hiking
26 days ago

Easy uphill hike with an amazing waterfall.

nature trips
26 days ago

Been there blazing that trail it's a great trail that was back in Middle and high school. the Bayard conservative was SJRWM program for students to learn and leave a positive impact on natural environment around the area. I would recommend it for any and every one to take that hike and/or go out there and camp. they have two primitive camp sites on the trail.

walking
26 days ago

A nice little hike with one very awesome view of some beautiful mountain scenery, rocks, some little falls, and one very nice bigger waterfall.
We heard some had seen a bear and snake, and we did have a rattlesnake cross our path on the way back so do be careful.

hiking
26 days ago

good trail. beautiful falls.

hiking
26 days ago

This is the only trail within miles of me that offers some elevation. While it is near a road part of the way, it is not a busy road, and it did not interfere with the enjoyable ness of our hike. Overall, the hike took my group (two twenty somethings and a forty something) about two hours and forty minutes to complete. We did include the smaller optional loop about two miles into the hike. I highly recommend including it! You get to walk through some serious nature! We even saw a baby dear about five feet away from us! The path is shaded so it helps keep you cool in the heat of Florida. The only real downside to this hike is the shear amount of spiders everywhere. None of them ever bothered me, however, I have never seen so many HUGE spiders in my life. Keep your eyes peeled ;). I think it is best to go early morning or late afternoon. It is located in a very nice town (Amelia island) and it is worth it to explore the downtown area after as a reward for finishing the hike. I will be back to hike it again for sure!

hiking
27 days ago

Very nice

hiking
27 days ago

This trail is listed as easy, I suppose because it is all paved. Please note that you are definitely hiking up hill for this hike, which can be a challenge for some. We saw a small black bear near the Trailhead. A few great views toward the top, and the waterfall is stunning at the end! Very busy trail, so if you’re looking for quiet, this isn’t one to try.

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail! Easy for kids and lots of water to play in at the falls!

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