Laurel Falls Trail

MODERATE 218 reviews

Laurel Falls Trail is a 5.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hampton, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
793 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Waterfall, Rhodedendrons, Mountain Views, Rock Formations This is a great hike along the Laurel Fork of Doe River leading to a beautiful waterfall. It also runs with the AT for part of its length. The trail is in good shape along most of its length, but there are a few rough spots where mountain runoff has cut into the trail. These places can get very muddy if it has rained recently. The trail also has a short section where you have to climb over rocks along the side of the river. The trail will seem to end, but there are two white blazes on a large boulder that show you where to go. The trail over the rocks isn't difficult, but it is along a river, so watch out if you have children or small dogs with you. They may need help climbing up or down some of the rocks. The only down side to this trail is that it can get very crowded. In late spring or during the fall when the leaves change, there can be 30-40 people out on a weekend. If you have a dog that you like to hike with off lead, avoid these crowded times.

hiking
7 hours ago

well maintained trail, good for taking kids

17 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! Be prepared to hike about 370 stairs ☺ This trail is not actually 5.8 miles, only about 2.4 to the falls.

hiking
1 month ago

its beutiful. if you over wight you need to take you time on it. it was hard for me walking up them step but I did it

1 month ago

Great hike! Beautiful waterfall!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! Awesome views!

2 months ago

This was an awesome hike! Great scenery and a wonderful view once you get there!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail! I don't think it's actually 5.8 miles but we took the rock stairs down to the falls and went back up the stairs instead of the rest of the loop. The stairs are pretty steep but doable.

hiking
4 months ago

Absolutely beautiful place, stunning waterfall. Great trail with varying degrees of difficulty. Several sites for camping. No facilities. Small parking area with close proximity to town.

4 months ago

My 1st waterfall I hiked too! Nice hike and beautiful waterfall!

4 months ago

Awesome trail! Dogs loved the cool water! Definitely go early morning!!

4 months ago

Has everything. Views, creeks, bridges, rock formations, great waterfall, swimming hole, wildflowers. About 5 miles round trip.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Don't go on a weekend, it gets crowded. I hit this up on weekdays and it is one of my favorites. Easy hike with the best waterfall in the area, hands down.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice easy hike on a beautiful day. Not crowded at all. Actual distance around 4.5 miles

6 months ago

Nice hike the steps down to the falls will give you a workout.

7 months ago

Go early so you miss the crowds.

7 months ago

loved the views the trail was challenging at times but it's worth it

7 months ago

Great day hike with varying elevation changes and terrain!

8 months ago

Great hike!

8 months ago

Great hike. Encountered black bear with 2 cubs crossing trail.

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