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Trail was clearly marked. Pretty easy. I did it with my 4 year old and we had a blast. It was the perfect length for us

Too much fun. We saw two falls in one short hike

Great trail; very well maintained; Loved it!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

easy hike lots of photo opportunities

good time, rough parking, lots of trash

hiking
3 days ago

I absolutely fell in love with this trail. In and out in under 4 hours. Great workout, especially on the way out. Will definitely visit again!

beautiful! had a great time w my family!

Amazing trail! A must hike in Smokies !

backpacking
6 days ago

Loved this hike! Took a rookie backpacker to break in and it was a perfect first timer! My only complaint is that the 50' metal bridge that crosses Laurle Creek all the guides talk about is no longer there and we were very confused with no bridge and no blazes visible on the other side. One guide suggested exploring the first section (mining area) on the way in so you are not too tired to explore on the way out. We did it on the way in AND the way out and still felt like we could have explored more so be sure to not pass right by this wonderful area. I uploaded some images we took. April is perfect with cool nights, not so hot days, wild flowers everywhere, falls with good amounts of water, enough greenery to add to the beauty but not enough to hinder views of the falls, and dogwoods in full bloom. The trail was easy to follow most of the time but with so many spur trails, don't let down your guard and neglect watching for white blazes. Rock scrambles can get tricky but so worth it!

Rough if you don't hike often, but totally worth the view at the top!!!