Flat Laurel Creek

MODERATE 22 reviews
#35 of 120 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.

4.3 miles 751 feet Out & Back

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river

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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.

backpacking
16 days 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.

hiking
3 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!

3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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!

hiking
8 months ago

wonderful scenic trail near the Shining Rock Wilderness.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Awesome trail!

11 months ago

Beautiful hike along Laurel Creek. Lots of camping spots and enjoyed the Cascades and 2 Waterfalls.

11 months ago

Beautiful hike next to Laurel Creek. Lots of camping spots - enjoyed the Cascades & 2 Waterfalls

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful vistas almost every step of the way. Easy. Bring some water and bear repellant and enjoy!

camping
1 year ago

Great hike with great campsites along the creek! Only about an hour hike to shady campsites, then another hour (moderate to strenuous) up to the bald. Beautiful view!

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