Laurel Falls Trail

EASY 355 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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3 days ago

crowded, but not too crowded to deal with

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11 days ago

Busy place- paved all the way. Great for kids that don’t like longer hikes

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15 days ago

Took this hike with Grace this afternoon. A lot of people out looking at the Falls. The leaves had some color. May go again in a few weeks.

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16 days ago

We hiked the trail on a Wednesday in October and it was very crowded! The falls were pretty, but so many people at the falls at once took away from the enjoyment. It's paved the entire way so a great option in the park for older adults or very small children!

17 days ago

Very easy and crowded trail, great for kids and those who’s health will not allow harder trails. Nice waterfall and scenic views.

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17 days ago

Hike to the falls was not very scenic. It was also paved with dilapidated asphalt which was disappointing for us. There has been a lack of rainfall so there was very little water actually cascading down.

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18 days ago

Clean, great views, and a very easy hike for everyone from children to adults. Make sure to go early in the morning/day to avoid the crowds.

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18 days ago

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18 days ago

Easy hike over paved trail. The falls were a little dry and not flowing as I’ve seen in other pictures, but overall a nice quick hike.

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24 days ago

Lots of fun and an easy hike. It does get a little sketchy for a bit especially if it is muddy so small children should not go. Great for tweens and up....