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Too crowded from all the visitors but great trail

2 days ago

Loved this hike, but was VERY crowded even in Mid-May.

3 days ago

I parked at Maloney point and walked over to laurel falls trail head. The views at Maloney did not disappoint.
There is a great bench w with a view on Laurel trail at point seven, or as the trail turns roughly northwest. Good place to have a sandwich and take in the beauty of this trail. However, the some of the best views of the landscape are between points 8 and 9.

If the tower (knew it was closed) was open a 4 Star. Used the Dome pathway as a start for my hike to Andrews Bald. Up to the tower base, across the short section of the AT and down the Dome bypass to Forney Trail.

The reward of the Dome pathway is the VIEWS coming (4 Star) back!!!!!! Even the views from the parking lot are 4 Star!!!!!!

Love this place! Amazing views!!

All paved, would seem nice for a bike ride but not really so much for hiking. There were some pretty parts but also a lot of trash around the park. Also next to a sewer system so if it's a windy day I wouldn't advise it.

really beautiful. officially my favorite hike in chattanooga.

We’ve only gone toward the falls and not the entire trail, but the kids love sliding on the falls. There are a couple of levels in the amphitheater style area so kids can slide up on the top shelf, others can play in the runoff on the next level down, even more can play in the stream way down at the bottom. Watch younger kids going down to the falls as there are some long drops with no rails. Picnic area with restrooms at the top.

Great trail for all ages. It’s an old mining road so the trail is wide and graveled. Runs right along a stream (or a big river when it’s been raining) for some gorgeous scenery.

More of an alternative for mall walkers, especially considering it’s location, but it’s a nice walk at lunchtime or when you need a break from work. There is a park for the kids as well as multiple picnic areas and facilities.

17 days ago

A great nice trail to walk year round

very nice park.lots of friendly people kids and dogs.I took my chihuahua she had a blast. I agree with previous poster..people clean up after your dogs.its just the right thing to do

21 days ago

highlights of this hike..we spotted 2 cubs and mama Bear playing in the trees minding there business ...we respected there space ! what a beautiful experienced...rewarded with a pretty falls on top of that.

22 days ago

It was uphill but worth it when you finally reach the waterfall!

I work down the road. I go to this park on my lunch break to get alittle exercise in and fresh air.

24 days ago

Not a huge fan of paved, but before you know it, you’re breaking a sweat. So pretty. Great for bird watching. Shaded.
Last time I was there I saw a car that had been broken into at the Deep Well entrance off TN-100. So hide your valuables.

27 days ago

Paved easy trail to the waterfalls. The waterfall is cool because there is a pathway in the middle, with some falls above and some falls below. Huge tourist destination and crowded though.

1 month ago

Absolutely a must do!

I would say this is a easy trail it is short and completely paved

1 month ago

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer

The trail itself is easy to find even though it’s unmarked. The trail is surfaced with asphalt which makes it mostly level and avoids tree roots, rocks, etc. Incline is steady but not demanding for anyone in average shape. The only area you should be aware of is a sharp drop off for about 200 yards as you finally approach the falls

Scenery is typical Eastern woodland with two notable exceptions. The first is a scenic view of the mountains and valley about 3/4 of the distance to the falls. (See my pictures). The other is Laurel Falls themselves.

The falls themselves are very photogenic but there are some considerations. First the upper falls are right off the trail. You’ll need a wide angle lens. Second, there are lower falls that can be reached by an unmarked trail 30 yards before the end of the main trail. Third the falls are very popular. I was there on a Monday in February when it was 42 F and there were 30 other people there. In the summer there be over 100.

If you are looking for something more secluded try Spruce Flats Falls.

1 month ago

Great hike, beautiful falls, watch little kids

Very easy hike up to the falls. And with all the rain yesterday, it was roaring. Great views of the surrounding hills. There are no rails, so not sure about with little kids unless they listen well.

Falls were roaring after yesterday’s rainfall !

Not sure I’d call this a hiking trail. This is a tourist stop. 1/2 mike up a paved pathway. Lots of people. Parking is crazy. The lookout is great. Highest point in the Smokey mountains and highest point in Tn. My son was 8 and thought it was cool to be higher than clouds. Actually, we was in a cloud part of the walk.

Pretty easy hike on paved path, me and my 6 year old loved it. Great view of the falls! Uphill most of the way and downhill on the way back is a breeze.

1 month ago

Short easy trail. Best views are in January when the leaves are off the trees. Scenic views all the way up to Laurel Falls.

The first part of the recorded route is the paved city park loop. The park features playground equipment and has a small clump of woodlands in it's center. The second part of the route follows an old roadbed and offers a view of Garner Lake. Getting to the old roadbed can be tricky. You can hike along the road or you can hike through the woods.

my favorite stretch of road in the world. breathtaking views everywhere.

right by the house for easy access. tons of parks along the way

Nice trail. Once you get past the elevation, it's easy. I went after a storm there was trees down. It's nice that the trail is paved. Amazing views!! Becareful around the waterfalls.

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