Laurel Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Featuring numerous plunges and cascades, 24 m (80 ft) high Laurel Falls is divided into upper falls and lower falls sections with a walkway cutting through. The trail that runs through the falls provides an overlook. You can reach the falls, one of the most popular attractions in the park, from a 2.1 km (1.3 mi) paved hiking trail that is ranked easy to moderate--but take note that it is sometimes slippery. Be wary of the historic lookout tower at the end of the trail; it is considered too unsafe to climb. Make Laurel Falls a part of your Great Smoky Mountains National Park vacation plans using our Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour planner.
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  • This is a very good trail and the waterfall at then end is worth it. Is it the best waterfall in the world? No! The entire trip to the falls is uphill. Some reviews state this is NOT a moderate... 
    This is a very good trail and the waterfall at then end is worth it. Is it the best waterfall in the world? No! The entire trip to the falls is uphill. Some reviews state this is NOT a moderate...  more »
  • The hike to the falls is fairly easy with the majority of the trip to the falls being uphill but just take it easy and slow. The path is paved with the only problem with the path, and this the reason....  more
    The hike to the falls is fairly easy with the majority of the trip to the falls being uphill but just take it easy and slow. The path is paved with the only problem with the path, and this the reason....  more »
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  • Good hike, good falls
  • Amazing falls. Loved it.

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