Laurel Falls Trail

EASY 270 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
456 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.

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1 day ago

Awesome. The hike is definitely worth it. The falls are absolutely beautiful.

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2 days ago

Great trail! It is a pretty busy little trail but beautiful view. The water is so refreshing.

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3 days ago

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4 days ago

Very nice and relatively easy trail. Paved trail which is great for novices. Waterfall and views were awesome. Recommend getting there early. We arrived at 8:30 and trail was lightly used. When we finished around 9:45 trail was crowded and parking area full.

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6 days ago

Great easy hike!! Show up early to beat the crowd

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7 days ago

My spouse, 11 year old, and I hiked this nice trail a week or so ago. The trek is paved, so it was pretty easy. We loved the waterfall at the end, especially the smaller area right below. You have to climb down some rocks to get there, but it's SLIGHTLY less crowded than the top, main area, which is extremely crowded. We even got to see a mama bear and her cubs! This is an easy, beautiful hike, so get there early (as in first light) to get a more private, peaceful hike.

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17 days ago

Did this trail last year. Took 6 kids with us - remember to watch for the cliff sides, they are often right trailside. Otherwise, beautiful falls and beautiful views.

19 days ago

Nice hike with younger kids- and some fun little side trails for rock exploring.