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 »
  • A lot of the reviews say “easy hike”. Just think twice before taking this on with kids. We had a 10 year old and 6 year old. The trail was very narrow for the most part and with a lot of people on....  more »
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