Laurel-Snow Trail to Laurel Falls

MODERATE 157 reviews

Laurel-Snow Trail to Laurel Falls is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dayton, 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
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1233 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

Great day hike! Laurel trail segment is well marked with white metal trail markers. The bridge is down, but the stream is easy to cross. Look for pink tape marked route 150 yards prior to the bridge leading to the logs. Snow falls segment is also clearly marked with painted white rectangles on trees. Open from 8 am to 7 pm. The gate at the entrance to Pocket Wilderness Road is closed at 7 pm.

3 days ago

Fun hike full of challenges

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13 days ago

Worth a 2.5 hour drive, and we didn't even finish it. Water was high and there's no bridge. Talked to a guy in the TTA today and he said they aren't replacing the bridge because of safety concerns. We both thought it funny since it's even more sketchy to cross the creek on rocks.

Either way, I'll be returning for a solo run soon so I can complete the trail without leaving anyone behind.

1 month ago

love this trail. it's right down the street from our house. we go and hike some part of it about once a week. the trail is sometimes a little tricky to find, so keep your eyes peeled for the white plate trail markers!

1 month ago

Great day hike! Be aware that there's no official crossing at the water. However, follow the pink flags down to a few logs laid across the water for your best bet at crossing. Take your time and you will be fine!

If you gained anything from this info, please pay it forward by picking up your trash and leaving no trace.

2 months ago

Prettiest hike ever.

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3 months ago

Fantastic falls!! Made the trip when my dad was in town and we always do an annual hike. I had heard this was a good hike. I would say it is moderate but then again it was in February and wasn't hot out. I can see this being difficult in the summer heat. Make the time to go to the top. There isn't a really good view of the falls from there but the climb up and views are worth it.

3 months ago

Good trail with great scenery. Hiked it on weekend and had a fair amount of traffic.

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4 months ago

Hiked both 1/31/18. Laurel trail segment is well marked with white metal trail markers. The bridge is down, but the stream is easy to cross. Look for pink tape marked route 150 yards prior to the bridge leading to the logs. Snow falls segment is also clearly marked with painted white rectangles on trees. Recommend turning left at top to visit buzzard overlook, Just 15 minutes extra round trip. Dunn overlook is very scenic. To see the snow falls you must cross Morgan Creek. So prepare to get wet. Overall the hike is fantastic. Not strenuous, but if you do both 10+ miles.

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4 months ago

Love this hike. Someone has remarked the trail which made it much easier to follow. Laurel Falls is something to see right now with all the ice. I would definitely not call this hard but at the top end of moderate.

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5 months ago

Well worth the hike after the easy part. Once you get past the downed bridge (man made tree trunk bridge available) the path is a bit difficult to follow at times. Steep descents on the way back down.

Hiked 12/31/17

6 months ago

well worth effort!! We've lived here for 10 years-- finally understood what everybody else was talking about it was 10 out of 10 Stars rocks and boulders the size of two-story buildings do yourself a favor and keep going past the easy piece it's well worth it

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6 months ago

Absolutly beautiful hike. one of my favorites so far.

7 months ago

This is a must-see trail, especially now that the trees are turning. Make sure to follow the trail all the way to the dirt road where you take a left for buzzard point for unbeatable views of the valley!

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7 months ago

A great trail! Bridge is still out, but used two trees that were laid down in order to cross. Visited the Falls after heavy rainfall and it was spectacular. Some slippery rocks and steep descents but overall a non-strenuous hike.

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7 months ago

Great hike!
- Easy to lose the trail in a few spots.
- 3.5' trail width with steep drop in several areas.
- not ideal for kids who need support (13+ recommended age, unless experienced)
- Plan trip with plenty of time. Most of trail lays between two ridges so dark sets in a little earlier.

- also good spots for: camping, backpacking, rappelling, climbing.

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8 months ago

does anyone know if the bridge is still out?

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9 months ago

Beautiful trail, but very hard to follow. Markers and trail are not marked properly. No water hardly at the falls.

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10 months ago

is the bridge still out?

10 months ago

Really nice from start to finish.

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10 months ago

10 months ago

Moderately hard trail, not for the inexperienced hiker. The trail markers are more of a general guide, if you can find them, as well as the marked trail on the app. We got lost plenty of times along the way and had to search repeatedly for a trail to get us there, but if you're up for a strenuous hike it's worth the view at the end!

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10 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!

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11 months ago

What a beautiful and interesting place. Besides the scenery there are all kinds of things to explore. There are lots of architectural elements that are really cool. Bridge remains and tunnels. I would highly recommend. Easy trail to explore.

11 months ago

Defenetly worth the time. I loved the view when you get to the point. It will take about 1 hour 30 - 2 hours depending on your experience. Its got some nice swimming sports my favorite is hidden near the bridge. I usually go there every weekend sence its 5 minutes away from my home.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Awesome hike and beautiful scenery! We hiked to Laurel Falls but didn't make the other due to time. Definitely going back!

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Totally worth the hike. We had to cross the creek to get to the rest of the trail to the overlook and falls, and I would only recommend it if you're into strenuous hikes. The overlook was beautiful, I'd definitely go again.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The trail is scenic in the beginning, and gets harder as you go. The bridge is out, so you have to maneuver your way across the water. The trial was blocked by heavy trees and we where not able to complete about.75 of a mile of the trail. Besides that it was worth the trip.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

is the bridge still out? if so how do you get to the falls?

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Me and my friends had such a great time exploring! This trails offers a lot of opportunities to wander off the trail and explore. Hardly felt like 6 miles! Got a little lost trying to find the trail, but once we finally found it, it was worth the drive!

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Great hike! The hike to the top is strenuous. You could just do the creek trail and still see more than expected. The weekends are very crowded. I would go during mid-week if possible.

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