Laurel Run Trail

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Laurel Run Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Church Hill, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.3 miles
620 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers



Set along the beautiful and serene Holston River, this 440 acre park was the backdrop for the 1984 movie, The River, starring Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek. After the conclusion of the movie the property was ceded to Hawkins County.

6 days ago

Well maintained trail, great hike for family and dogs. Waterfall is very dependent on rainfall. May try to go back after a good rain.

3 months ago

It would be nice to actually see something than the same pictures over and over again a hundred times and this is for everyone trail that ive looked at so far. Learn how to take better pictures that will actually get people interested in going there.

4 months ago

Go right after it rains so the waterfalls are impressive.

5 months ago

I love this trail. The waterfall is very pretty and most definitely take a DSLR camera to make the most of it. I would call this an easy to moderate trail. Pretty popular. I've hiked this trail early spring and fall. Very nice.

6 months ago

Beautiful hike and waterfall, not incredibly difficult.

6 months ago

great trail with beautiful scenery. we will be back!

7 months ago

Very nice. The scent of wild jasmine was intoxicating.

8 months ago

Nice hike with wildflowers, creeks, waterfalls and even a very long black snake

8 months ago

We loved that it's close to home, a hike not too short of long, the waterfall and park are beautiful. We took our pup and he loved it as much as we did! So worth going to and great for kids too!

8 months ago

Good short trip

8 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail with my kiddos. Had a lot of fun and definitely would like to go back again soon.

9 months ago

beautiful area and we saw a few extra waterfalls on past the main three falls. enjoyed the new bridge and rocks to cross the creek

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Great little hike

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Great hike, there were a lot of things to explore

Thursday, September 29, 2016

It's very peaceful and beautiful place

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Moderate hike to the cascade waterfall along the creek. There were a few wildflowers. We went beyond the waterfall on the trail toward Bays Mountain about a mile. The trail leaves the creek at a cutback not far after a second cascade. Saw some old farmhouses along the way.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Great little 2 mile trek to and from your car. A small but perfect waterfall is about a mile up the trail for you to cool off in. It's great for all ages

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Quick and easy hike. Just one small creek you have to cross and it's almost impossible to not get your feet wet. Kids will love this trail especially since there's a playground at Laurel Run park.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

beautiful, not too hard or too long.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Scenic and a pretty simple hike

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