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Laurel Falls

Little River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Beautiful falls with views of mountains on the way up.

This 2.6 mile mostly paved trail is a nice hike to a very pretty waterfall. We hiked it in a hurry... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
momofdcn
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Beautiful falls, BUT hike is all uphill

The books lie. It says this is an easy hike. It is easy from the standpoint that most of it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
POOKIEZIMM
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Shakopee, Minnesota
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  • Average9%
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“paved trail” (107 reviews)
“easy hike” (118 reviews)
“steep drop offs” (51 reviews)
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Little River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This 2.6 mile mostly paved trail is a nice hike to a very pretty waterfall. We hiked it in a hurry due to time restraints and the incline was rather demanding. I would have enjoyed it better at a strolling pace. I do not think...More

Thank momofdcn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The books lie. It says this is an easy hike. It is easy from the standpoint that most of it is paved in a way. But, that is about it. It's a full uphill climb for a mile. Very little parking, get there early. Eventhough...More

1  Thank POOKIEZIMM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love waterfalls and caverns seen all the caverns in the area so now to see some waterfalls about half hour hike on all paved trail and theres the falls makes for a nice picture

Thank rboyd114f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first hike of our stay in the Smokies was Alum Cave Trail and we thought it was so wonderful and fascinating that all other following excursions, in some way, were inevitably compared to this one. So... it goes without saying that Lauren Falls trail...More

2  Thank luce_del_nilo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get there early to get a parking spot as parking is limited. It's one of the most popular walks in the park. Trail not suitable for strollers. The trail was last paved in the 1960's I read & really needs to be repaired in spots....More

Thank DianeER
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We thought this was an easy hike and really enjoyed it. This was our first hike ever. We started early in the morning and it wasn’t crowded. The falls are really pretty.

Thank Brynn63
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ventured to Laurel Falls on our first morning in the Great Smokies... It is an easy 1.3 mile gradual incline hike on a paved path. We saw a number of families with small children traversing... Not sure I would want to...More

Thank ricardomnt
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The weather couldn't have been better - 75 in November!!!! We took advantage of the great weather to hike to Laurel Falls. Boy the view was spectacular.... The fall colors were just great - the best we have seen in a few years. And what...More

Thank later_tater_517
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The 3 of us took a morning hike up to Laurel falls on a Wednesday morning. We had driven by the entrance on Monday and it was absolutely packed in cars were parking down the road. By the time we left it was after 10:30...More

Thank Lois D
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This is a doable hike (2.6 miles) for people in decent shape. I would not recommend for young children or adults who might not have the stamina. The trail is paved roughly but inclined almost the entire way. Beautiful falls. Beautiful views.

Thank sher87
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Don D
24 September 2017|
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Response from arielrayy3 | Reviewed this property |
No we went to laurel falls we have a picture standing in front of the sign with our family we passed by several times back to our cabin that's why we decided to go we never seen anything called cataract falls.
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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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