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Laurel Falls

Little River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Very nice short hike to dramatic falls

Parking was limited so we had to walk about 1/4 mile back to the trail. Well worth it. This is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
coloradocowgirl2016
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Mancos, Colorado
Awesome Falls

Pretty easy hike and its paved. Beautiful waterfall. Come earlier in the morning (think 9am or... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JustusRW
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“paved trail” (90 reviews)
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Little River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Reviewed yesterday

Parking was limited so we had to walk about 1/4 mile back to the trail. Well worth it. This is a 1.3 mile paved path to the waterfalls that is an easy walk. The trees, flowers and shrubs on the way were beautiful. The waterfalls...More

Thank coloradocowgirl2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pretty easy hike and its paved. Beautiful waterfall. Come earlier in the morning (think 9am or earlier) if you want to avoid crazy crowds.

Thank JustusRW
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is 1.3 miles to the Falls from the trailhead. The path is paved, but has drop-offs. It is rated as easy, but for my husband and I, ages 66 and 68 with previous health issues, it was moderate. The trail is almost all uphill...More

Thank Anita K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful, easy fall to get too. Moderate uphill, paved hike. Stopped here on our way to Cades Cove.

Thank kel223
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful hike on a paved path. There are some dangerous areas that you cannot take this lightly. It's a beautiful Falls at the end and you will definitely want to plan some time to enjoy it.

Thank TheGreenAuthor
Reviewed 1 week ago

The round trip distance to this beautiful 80 foot waterfall is 2.6 miles. It is paved the whole way, but beware that it is all uphill on your way up to the falls. You can keep hiking up past the falls which we did for...More

Thank Cinda10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike was nice with great views. Also saw a snake on our way which was nice! A tree was fallen on the way so we had to go past it. Was worth the troubles though :)

Thank Chhavi G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the weather wasn't the best, misting rain, my husband and I walked to the falls. The majority of the trail was asphalted. This is one of the more visited falls in the mountains. There were several people on the trail today. You are...More

Thank BamaGal83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Supper pretty. Hike is hard but doable, paved but pretty steep. No dogs r allowed on any of the mountain trains.

Thank Sally R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most popular trails in the Great Smoky Mountains NP. It's 2.6 mi/4.2 km roundtrip and is rated moderate (should be rated easy). There are very few parking spaces at the trailhead - maybe 20 spots - so visit early to...More

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SDPURSIFULL
Can you swim on this trail?
12 July 2015|
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Response from 4knots | Reviewed this property |
At the summit there is a pool at the bottom of the falls.
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Pegues
Is laurel creek up high in the mountains
21 June 2015|
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Response from 4knots | Reviewed this property |
Elevation at the top is approximately 2700 feet. Round trip hike is about 615 foot elevation change.
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EssieEbe
Is there a restroom at beginning of trail
10 June 2015|
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Response from 4knots | Reviewed this property |
We did not see a restroom.
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