Appalachian Trail: Dennis Cove to Laurel Fork Gorge

MODERATE 33 reviews
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Appalachian Trail: Dennis Cove to Laurel Fork Gorge is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hampton, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from May until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

waterfall

21 days ago

walking
24 days ago

the first mile in is mostly flat, mi or roots and rocks. When you reach the point of actually heading down to the falls is where the adventure begins. We went the morning after an all night rain. The rock steps are steep and slippery when wet, please use caution. A walking stick or trekking piles are a benefit. It was definitely worthy of the walk down. Contrary to belief or was easier to walk up out of the valley.

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5 months ago

Rocky & steep.

hiking
6 months ago

Wow. A very nice trail. The trail indicates a blue trail marker but the trail mainly had white ones after the trailhead. The turn off the main trail to go to Laurel Falls isn't marked with a trail name marker. You will turn left and go down the stone steps to the bottom for a spectacular view of the falls. We loved it. We also loved that they put in stone steps because it makes it easier to navigate. We will be back for another visit to hike the other trails located at this location.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike with even footing most of the way. The last bit going down to the base of the falls has many stone steps to negotiate, but the falls are magnificent and well worth the effort.

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10 months ago

great hike down to falls. trail is well taken care of
nice bridge over water and steps along the way.

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

We started at our Dennis cove campsite and walked to the coon den falls starting point. Pretty steep going up to the falls. Back tracked and followed it to the AT and made a loop out of it. The falls where beautiful and there's is a beautiful spot on the AT if you go right back towards Dennis cove that looks out over the mountains. A must seen.

hiking
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sunday, April 03, 2016

One of my favorite day hikes!