Laurel Falls Trail

EASY 385 reviews

Laurel Falls Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Norton Creek Ranch, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
393 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Nice easy trail to a small waterfall. Along the way there are a few nice views of the nearby hills and rock formations Laurel Falls is one of the most popular destinations in the park and parking at the trailhead is limited. The area is especially busy on weekends year-round and on weekdays during summer. Laurel Branch and the 80-foot high Laurel Falls are named for mountain laurel, an evergreen shrub which blooms along the trail and near the falls in May. The trail is paved and is suitable for strollers.

2 days ago

Good hike for how short it was.

5 days ago

A little crowded. On a paved road. Definitely a good choice if hiking with kids or for folks looking for an accessible trail.

Loved the trail and it definitely has beautiful scenic views. It was very busy for a Monday and sadly it’s not dog friendly! Also I don’t think this is suitable for strollers. The paved path is slightly narrow with the people traffic.

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10 days ago

10 days ago

Ample parking. Restrooms at visitor center at trail head. Trail was well marked. Good, short trail with some good mountain views (with the leaves down) and great waterfall that you can hear most of the way there.

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15 days ago

It is nice to have a paved trail, and it’s understandable that it would be difficult to maintain given the surroundings. I would echo what others have said about the dangerous drops, which are along the final 20% or so of the trail before you reach the waterfall. Make sure each young kid is being watched by an adult on that section, as it would be very bad to fall off there. Falls are pretty and it’s a nice level of intensity for a family hike.

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20 days ago

Super packed until you get past the falls. Though paved, it's not in good enough shape in some spots for strollers. A baby carrier is ideal if you have a baby in tow.

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29 days ago

peaceful hike and great views.

29 days ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great views. Lots of people though.

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