Laurel Falls Trail

EASY 299 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

It is worth it.

4 days ago

Decent trail for families and for those just wanting a nature walk. there are a few great photos opportunities on thr way up as well.
I would recommend the trail for anyone who wants to see it.
But it is not a trail for those looking for something a little more primitive/backpacky.

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12 days ago

Nice walk.

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14 days ago

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15 days ago

Fun hike to a nice waterfall but very busy. Well kept path and good hike but not great. Family friendly.

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16 days ago

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16 days ago

Beautiful trail and falls but go early! The later it gets the more people come. It's a narrow steep trail. Unfortunately way too many people bring strollers even though they are prohibited.

hiking
17 days ago

17 days ago

This was a fairly easy climb, however, the hike is an incline the entire way, making it a little more challenging. The path is paved but a lot of the paving is starting to erode, making the path narrow. The path is heavily trafficked, making it hard to pass on the narrow trail. The falls are beautiful and there is plenty of places to wade in, but again, due to heavy traffic, it is difficult to claim a spot. The scenery is worth the hike.

hiking
18 days ago

Easy, paved, some elevations. Lots of people on the trail. Black bear with three little once crossed the trail right in the front of us. Momma charged at me as I probably was too close 6-8 feet. As soon as I moved few feet further she continued her food searches. Baby bears were absolutely adorable. Waterfalls are beautiful and worth of the walk.

18 days ago

The falls were beautiful and worth the hike. However, there were way too many people disrespecting the area and the animals.

18 days ago

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19 days ago

Great hike. We went at a pretty good clip and got a decent workout. Lots of people (way too many)--we went peak season. Falls were beautiful, but I probably wouldn't go this particular time of year again.

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20 days ago