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 and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.3 miElevation gain620 ftRoute typeOut & back
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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.

Park Hours: January-March 8a.m.-4p.m April 8a.m.-7p.m. May-August 8a.m.-8p.m. September 8a.m.-7p.m. October 8a.m-6p.m. November-December 8a.m-4p.m. The park hours are posted throughout the park at all times. Parking is free.

Contact Information: Parks and Recreation Office 150 East Washington Street, Suit 2, Rogersville, TN 37857 423-272-7359 8am-8pm M-F

From Kingsport, TN take US 11W S to Church Hill, TN. Turn left on Goshen Valley Road. Proceed .8 mile and turn left on River Road. Proceed 2 miles and turn left on Laurel Run Park Road and drive another 1.3 miles.

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Lisa Carter
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Beautiful waterfalls and streams the whole way. Several spring flowers along the trail.. Gorgeous hike. We will be back

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Daniel Jackson
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It is a nice trail beautiful scenery and view !

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Carla Snodgrass
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Beautiful trail, awesome overlook and finish with swinging and looking at the Holston River. Hidden delight!

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Elizabeth Buchanan
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Some fairly muddy spots and due to the river being high and having kids we didn’t cross and finish the trail- beautiful nonetheless. Make sure to check seasonal park hours before heading out. https://rogersvilletnchamber.com/laurel-run-park/

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Michael Peters
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Dustin Darnell
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Will definitely have to come back during the summer, water was up and crossing at one point was not really safe with children.

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Mark Bender Sr.
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Sam Gould
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Can be muddy! The 1st have is a leisurely walk to the falls. The 2nd half is more rugged and narrow. Lots of old, real old, deserted homes to see.

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Travis Garland
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Muddy. Creek was running a little high and wasn't able to cross.

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Kim Brown
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Quiet hike along the cascading river with waterfalls. Little muddy in places. Water was high and had to shimmy across a log to cross the river at one point, which added to the entertainment.

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Russ Kahl
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Great views, really slippery with the wet leaves.

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david Fowler
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kara rogers
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Tammy Rickman
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Jan 3 2021...first hike of the year. my second visit. water was flowing great on all 4 falls. rainy day so had to watch slippery spots. still one of my favorite hikes.

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Jackie Musser
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david Fowler
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Lee McNeil
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The trail was in good condition. A little slick in spots due to the rain the day before, but besides that it was wide and clear of debris.

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Elizabeth Jaynes
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Came to a creek crossing we could not cross so took the overlook trail to finish.

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Melisa Nelson
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Nice hike along the creek for the most part. Lots of shoals.

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Victoria Lippincott
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This was a lovely find! It has everything, beautiful clear stream, waterfalls, old cabins, varied forest experience. I agree that this is properly categorized as moderate only because there is one tricky creek crossing at the beginning of this trail. But, other than that, it is fairly easy to hike with only a gradual incline up. It is definitely dog friendly. Gates are locked at 4, so plan accordingly.

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Seth Keene
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Trail was a bit muddy after the recent snow melt but still a beautiful hike. Once you pass the main falls the trail can be a bit harder to follow due to some recent blow downs but a bit of looking and your on your way again.

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Tali Nahari
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nice hike, easier than moderate, needs to cross a few little rivers.

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Faith Mabe
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Absolutely beautiful! Several waterfalls. Good trail! Park closes at 4 and gate locks promptly this time of year.

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James Cambron
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One of the best trails this year. At 4.5 mi it was not the longest but a gradual incline alongside a beautiful tumbling series of rapids the first half then out through the woods past original settler shacks all the while on leaf covered packed soil trails. Due to last nights heavy rain one stream crossing of maybe 40’ was quite a challenge with the three dogs but all the accumulated log jam enabled the crossing. Thoroughly enjoyed the 2-1/2hr trip especially watching so many other hikers turn back at the crossing.

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Marjorie Knapp
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This trail is so beautiful! I loved walking near the creek almost the entire hike. It's not a hard hike at all and has an incline, but it's not too strenuous. We will most certainly do this hike again and again.

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Jesse Miller
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Amazing trail with a breathtaking waterfall.

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