VERAVISE OUTDOOR LIVING
Within the boundaries of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park you'll find close to 800 miles of hiking trails. When it comes to the best hikes to take, Laurel Falls tops the list.
Laurel Branch and the 80-foot high Laurel Falls are named after mountain laurel, an evergreen shrub which blooms along the trail and near the falls in May.
The spectacular waterfall consist of upper and lower section, bisected by a walkway that passes over the Laurel Branch stream.
An extremely popular hiking destination in the Smokies. The trail has a slight incline and is bumpy in areas, but completely paved and should be relatively easy for most people.
Begins from Fighting Creek Gap on Little River Road, located 3.8 miles west of the Sugarlands Visitor Center. The main parking lot for Laurel Falls will be on your right, with additional parking across the street.
80 foot cascading Laurel Falls at the end of trail
Length: 2.6 miles out and back Time to Hike: About 2 hours
Plan your hike for early in the morning or late in the day to too much crowd.
Laurel Falls is an excellent spot for a photo op. Don't forget to bring your CAMERA!