Laurel Run Trail

MODERATE 92 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 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.

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

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

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.

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful waterfall, a bit muddy on the way but worth it once you get there!

backpacking
18 days ago

It's pate December and snow has melted which makes the trail 2x as hard than normal. There is A LOT of mud and slipping is almost inevitable. The creek was up getting to the waterfall so it's better to balance on the fallen tree across the creek.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice basic hike. Short and sweet. Pretty Falls.

3 months ago

Hiked this trail for probably the 5th time last Sunday. Main trail was great, but decided to take the lookout trail on the way back. Started it in the reverse direction. DO NOT DO THIS. The trail leading up to the lookout point is very overgrown and not frequently hiked. Trees down and grass up over my knees. Past the lookout spot down to the start of the trail was much better. People must go up to the lookout and go back the way the came. Lookout view is on of my favorites though.

3 months ago

Very photogenic hike. Can take it all the way into Bays Mountain Park 6 miles in.

hiking
4 months ago

Went back today, we did kiners holler and by pretty ridge. Seen a copperhead on the way but overall it was very nice. We did 9 miles total.

4 months ago

Good sight of Waterfall!

hiking
4 months ago

One of the most scenic trails in Northeast Tennessee, but when it’s wet it gets a lil rough. Overall a good trail for pictures and kid friendly!!!

5 months ago

Nice hike with family. Not too long

hiking
5 months 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.

5 months ago

pretty falls this am

5 months 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 park...fyi

hiking
6 months 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.

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months 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!

7 months ago

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

7 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.

7 months ago

great views and very nice trail... love it

hiking
8 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.

hiking
9 months ago

Great little hike with a couple of nice waterfalls.

hiking
10 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.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

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.

hiking
Saturday, December 30, 2017

hiking
Sunday, December 10, 2017

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

Sunday, September 10, 2017

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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Beautiful hike and waterfall, not incredibly difficult.

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

great trail with beautiful scenery. we will be back!

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Very nice. The scent of wild jasmine was intoxicating.

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