Laurel Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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#3 of 13 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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  • Need to get here early for good parking, gets to be very crowded. This is a paved path most of the way to the waterfall and its not steep at all. Very easy for even young children to be able to hike i...  more »
  • For those that are just passing by Gatlinburg and want to briefly experience a nice quick hike, this is the trail for you. Round trip is only about under an hour and offers a great waterfall to enjoy....  more »
  • This particular spot was recommended by the people that owned the cabin we rented. You drive up through the National Forest (which is gorgeous) and when you come to Laurel Falls there is parking but i...  more »
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