Laurel Falls Trail

MODERATE 167 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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1197 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

4 days ago

Great hike!

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21 days ago

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

23 days ago

Walked in from Hampton Blue Trail Head to the Falls using low water Trail and walked out up the steps and on to Dennis Cove stopping at the Black Bear Resort just up the road on Memorial Day. Great hike. Beautiful area with nice trails and bridges. Lots to see on the way to and from the Falls. What a great area we live in!

24 days ago

I have been to this place many times and it is still one of my favorites!

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1 month ago

Did this hike during a rain storm and late so the trail was empty and the falls had extra volume.
Had a blast on this hike.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Nice trail, rocky in many places so recommend trekking poles if you prefer more stability. The falls are beautiful! Due to heavily trafficked trail, we picked up a lot of strangers' trash along the way to keep our beautiful mountains clean and litter free. We hike as a family so this was a nice trail for both kids and adults.

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1 month ago

I've visited this trail for every season. There are a couple of sections during the middle of winter that are iced over, but nothing some good boots and trekking poles can't handle!

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2 months ago

this was an awesome trail. challenging in some spots. will have to do this one again.

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