Laurel Run Trail

MODERATE 28 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.

4.3 miles 725 feet 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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6 days ago

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24 days ago

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28 days 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
4 months ago

Great little hike

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, there were a lot of things to explore

5 months ago

It's very peaceful and beautiful place

7 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.

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

beautiful, not too hard or too long.

hiking
9 months ago

Scenic and a pretty simple hike

hiking
10 months ago

Visited in March, easy walk up an old service road to the first two falls. Pretty views of the river and plenty of cascades too. Be forewarned road is not gravel, was very muddy and slippery. Looking forward to revisiting and seeing the other falls and heading into Bays

10 months ago

10 months ago

Visited laurel run park in March, old service road most of the way up but not gravel, may be pretty muddy and slick depending on recent weather. easy incline up to the first two falls, which are small but very pretty. plenty of pretty cascades the whole way too. Look forward to going back for the other falls and plan to go into Bays

11 months ago

1 year ago