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.

22 hours ago

Nice hike with family. Not too long

5 days ago

Made it there this weekend, very pretty and private. Once you reach the falls the trail head goes up a hill to the left that is the trail to continue onto kiner hollow which there is another falls about .5 miles.

6 days ago

pretty falls this am

27 days ago

tried to do trail but it's closed... you can call their phone and someone can update you if it's closed or not... if there is trees down they close

1 month ago

Love this tail !!! Waterfalls are beautiful, the climb is great for most ages . Took my Husky and he had a blast. Works great that the trailhead is in a beautiful park with lots of picnic areas, shelters and a great playground for younger ones.

1 month ago

Nice trail with some great views. Loved all the waterfalls. Would not recommend for young kids.

1 month ago

This is a great easy hike. There is maybe one or two steeper inclines on the way to the falls. We went once during the fall and the falls were dried up. We tried again today and they were beautiful. Our dogs loved it! A great short hike with well taken care of trails. A lot of people bring swimming clothes.
We did see a good bit of litter. We had a bag so we picked up what we could and hiked it out. It is a beautiful place for a picnic, but please carry out your trash!

2 months ago

Love this fun little hike to the beautiful hidden falls! Great hike for the family!

2 months ago

All I can say is that this is a great simple hike with lots of fun for the kids to do. This is one of our favorite day hikes. I'm saying all this even after I tore all the ligaments in my left ankle on this hike. I still go back to do it again and again.

2 months ago

great views and very nice trail... love it

3 months ago

We were in to visit family and this trail was not far away from where we were. I am in awe of the beauty this park provides. Well kept and marked trails. We didn't make it all the way to the top but will definitely be back to explore more.

4 months ago

Great little hike with a couple of nice waterfalls.

5 months ago

Great little trail with a few hidden gems. This trail can be very challenging in Spring or Winter when water levels are up. There are a few Creek crossings depending on how far you go and if you seek the lesser known Kiner Falls or Logger Falls. Overall great scenery with high chance of seeing a deer and maybe a black bear.

7 months ago

The trail has improved over the years. It is well maintained and is a great trail for beginners. There are 2 spots on the main trail going towards the waterfall that are steep for those that may have trouble with walking up, but besides that it's an amazing and beautiful location. Also great for Dogs as long as you keep them on a leash they are allowed. If you're wanting to see the waterfall at its best go a day or two after a good rainfall.

7 months ago

8 months 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.

11 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.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Go right after it rains so the waterfalls are impressive.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Beautiful hike and waterfall, not incredibly difficult.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

great trail with beautiful scenery. we will be back!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Very nice. The scent of wild jasmine was intoxicating.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

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!

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Good short trip

Sunday, April 09, 2017

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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

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