Flat Laurel Creek

MODERATE 39 reviews
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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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

dogs on leash

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice easy trail

3 months ago

Lovely trail with some cool water features to cross.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome hike. Did the 7 mile loop starting at trailhead off of 215. Not difficult and beautiful views!

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4 months ago

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hiking
4 months 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.

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

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hiking
5 months ago

5 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
6 months ago

7 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.

7 months ago

7 months ago

backpacking
8 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
11 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!