Flat Laurel Creek

MODERATE 35 reviews
#34 of 123 trails in

Flat Laurel Creek is a 4.3 mile out and back trail located near Canton, North Carolina that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
751 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

river

waterfall

bugs

A very easy trail from NC-215 up to the Forest Service parking area at Black Balsam Mountain. The overall elevation gain is very modest over the length of the trail, and there are some beautiful views to the west and also of Sam's Knob.

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9 days ago

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16 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

We hiked this in November 2017 with our dog. Very cool having to hike across small frozen streams. Got some great videos and pictures of the dog encountering ice for the first time. We cut across midway through to go up Sam Knob.

20 days ago

Nice how the trail crosses several smaller creeks. Shady and pretty.

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Relatively easy trail with a cool waterfall feature that flows under the trail bridge. Great creekside camp spots at the trial head and leads to even better ones the closer you get towards Sam Knob.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Very easy trail to hike. Great beginner trail. Lots of water on the trail. Crossing the creeks not a problem but lots of water running down the trail.

4 months ago

4 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

Solid trail for a day hike, overnight or extended stay. We parked at the trailhead off of 215 and camped towards the end of the trail near a creek. Very easy trail with plenty of water access and nearby destinations, including Sam's Knob, Devils Courthouse, and Black Balsam Knob. If camping in this area, bear canisters are required.

A+

hiking
7 months ago

We hiked about a mile passed Wildcat Falls. It was such a beautiful trail I hope we can come back and do the whole thing!

7 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail! Gradual ascent and beautiful cover! Nice waterfalls.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Loved it! Berries, flowers and waterfalls...easy trail!

Friday, August 05, 2016

August 5, my wife and I hiked this 5 mile total in and back trail. Slight climb in but not hard. Very nice falls at the top. Tough climb down to the bottom of the falls but doable. Very little laurel left. Blackberries and blueberries. 60 - 65 degrees in the morning. Mostly covered with canopy. Would be beautiful in June, a lot of laurel. Will hike this again!