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Laurel Falls

Little River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Moderate trsil

I would say this is a moderate trail and that is because one needs to be in shape. It is a paved... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susie/Tenn
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USA/Tennessee
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Anniversary Weekend

My husband and I asked the park ranger for a fairly easy trail and he recommended laurel falls. 1.3... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Detrie13_13
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Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“easy hike” (111 reviews)
“paved trail” (98 reviews)
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Little River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would say this is a moderate trail and that is because one needs to be in shape. It is a paved trail but steep and narrow in places. The Falls themselves are worth the trek and provide great photo ops.

Thank Susie/Tenn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I asked the park ranger for a fairly easy trail and he recommended laurel falls. 1.3 miles up and back for a total of 2.6 miles. It was a fairly easy trail. Going up it was a little harder because of the...More

Thank Detrie13_13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wouldn't recommend this hike with small kids, at some points it's a straight plummet to your doom if you were to fall. The trail is all up hill the way there. And you can't really play in the falls because the rocks are so...More

Thank traveling_tegan
Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw the sign that said 1.3 miles to falls so my husband (76) & I (73) said that's not bad & we walked up hill to the falls. The problem was, I had on sandals, not walking shoes. It took us 1 hour &...More

Thank marec2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long curvy walk not steep but very narrow st times. No pets allowed need good walking shoes and not one if wet. I would recommend if you are fit and have been walking for exercise not for the person who is a couch potato

1  Thank jaswyre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my second falls of the day. Some would say it was more picturesque but less violent of a falls than Abrams Falls. I would agree with those people. Pretty easy hike. I mean, it's a paved trail. The way back is all downhill....More

Thank Jesse R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an exceptionally popular trail. I arrived on Sunday of Labor Day weekend at 9am and there were still spots to park in the lot. However, at 11am people were parked a half mile away. It is 1.3 miles to Laurel Falls. You will...More

Thank charliespal2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Great Smoky Mountains Visitor Center, and the trail and falls are accessible from the Center. It was an easy hike compared to many we have been on, just over a mile loop, but no steep or extreme elevation changes. At the end...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is about a 3 hour round trip hike to the falls and back. Bring lots of water. The trail is paved which makes it easier for families but is very up and down. We did see bears on this hike so beware. The falls...More

Thank Chelsea P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very easy hike falls are Very pretty and relaxing the trail was pretty crowded but glad to see everybody out enjoying beautiful Tennessee.

Thank blueovalfe
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SDPURSIFULL
13 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
22 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
11 June 2015|
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Response from 4knots | Reviewed this property |
We did not see a restroom.
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