Laurel Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.5
#2 of 13 in Nature in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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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  • Beutiful place nice hike it was worth it. Parking spot is small but it was ockay no complain and the trail not that deficulf i really enjoyed my time in the park.  more »
  • The hike up to the falls is mostly a paved trail. Although about halfway up, the pavement crumbles. The falls are ok, not the best in the park. The parking lot is fairly small but there is a lot...  more »
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  • My favorite place to hike. Paved trail, takes about 45 minutes. Always a little crowded. So watch out for the virus.
  • Beautiful scenery, easy hike, and wonderfully clean air!

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