Laurel Run Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews
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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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
725 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

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. And then, the journey began to turn this rugged farmland into the extraordinary park we have today.

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9 days ago

Very nice. The scent of wild jasmine was intoxicating.

10 days ago

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1 month ago

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

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1 month 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!

1 month ago

Good short trip

hiking
1 month ago

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

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2 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

hiking
6 months ago

Great little hike

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7 months ago

Great hike, there were a lot of things to explore

7 months ago

It's very peaceful and beautiful place

9 months ago

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.