Laurel Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.4
#3 of 14 in Nature in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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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  • Loved this, not so much for the hike itself - because it's a paved trail with a lot of people - but the waterfall at the end. We were already tired from having hiked the 5.5 mile Rainbow Falls...  more »
  • My husband and I went hiking first to Laurel Falls to start off our hiking adventures. It's an easy hike with twists and bends, uphill and downhill, and beautiful sights. Along the path is sign posts....  more »

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