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Laurel Falls

Little River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Extremely crowded!!!

Beware this trail is uphill and not as easy as portrayed. Especially with young kids. We hiked this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kytraveler2787
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Kings Mountain, Kentucky
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Worth the hike!

Laurel Falls was one of the highlights of our trip. It’s a fairly easy hike as far as mountain... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ashley P
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Shelbyville, Indiana
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paved trail” (114 reviews)
“easy hike” (125 reviews)
“steep drop offs” (53 reviews)
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Little River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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"paved trail"
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"easy hike"
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"beautiful waterfall"
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"nice hike"
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"small children"
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"mile hike"
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"popular hike"
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"up hill"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beware this trail is uphill and not as easy as portrayed. Especially with young kids. We hiked this trail with a 4 and 7 year old. It is up hill about the whole way as well as steep dropoffs. The day we hiked it was...More

Thank kytraveler2787
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Laurel Falls was one of the highlights of our trip. It’s a fairly easy hike as far as mountain hiking is concerned. The trail is paved, but is pretty rough and deteriorated in quite a few places. Our group ranged from senior citizens to a...More

1  Thank Ashley P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Facts: -it’s paved -it’s popular -it’s 1.3 miles Comments: While it is paved, it can be narrow and bumpy at places so don’t count on a stroller for pushing kids up. It is also steep and tough for small hikers to keep up. Because it’s...More

1  Thank dena f
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beaytiful, beautiful falls and views, but man, it is uphill the entire 1.3 miles and our kids were exhausted and hot. It took us 1 hour to get to the falls, 35 minutes back. The falls were sooooo crowded....you could barely get in a photo....More

Thank Katie R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First, let me say...this is not a hike for small children. If you love them? Don't take them on this hike. The walking paths are steep and narrow and there is a drop off towards the upper hike where you can't even see the bottom....More

Thank LaShaun J
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very easily passed up if you're not paying attention to signs on the road. Not too bad of a hike, but a little crowded. People seemed to be exercising. Wear bug spray. Bring water.

Thank Cyndi F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This hike was recommended by a number of different people, and we were repeatedly cautioned about how crowded it would be. Because of its location and ease of access from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, being the first trail upon entry into the National Park (NP),...More

Thank leahmigala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy, scenic hike leads to this beautiful waterfall. The trail leads to a bridge that's at about halfway up the waterfall, so from there, you only get to see the top half. There's a little trail that requires a bit of climbing right before...More

Thank Alice L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked this trail with a family of 13 and it was just a great hike with even the youngest who is 5, she even hiked the whole thing. We had to tell the kids to stay to the right the whole time in way...More

2  Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to hike to a waterfalls and the park ranger at Sugarlands Visitor Center recommended Laurel Falls. It was close, a 2.6 mile round trip easy hike on mostly asphalt trail. Weather was very pleasant and the Falls were beautiful. We went mid morning...More

3  Thank mkripp
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Cyndi F
2 March 2018|
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Response from plantsiren | Reviewed this property |
I suggest getting there very early because the parking fills up fast. I know that people often get there at sunrise to hike.
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Don D
23 September 2017|
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Response from arielrayy3 | Reviewed this property |
No we went to laurel falls we have a picture standing in front of the sign with our family we passed by several times back to our cabin that's why we decided to go we never seen anything called cataract falls.
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