Laurel Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Must see · Waterfall · Nature / 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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  • Absolutely beautiful and worth the uphill climb! We must have gone at a good time - no problem with parking a d was busy but not over-crowed feeling. We continued on about a 1/4 mile up the trail...  more »
  • I said yes to the 1.3 mile hike straight uphill. Mid hike the rain came , drenched from head to toe.. but we kept going... so glad we did. Simply breath taking. Nature at its best. Glad I pushed...  more »

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