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Pretty, but - man!

Have to give this another less than perfect score due to the fairly extreme hike. Moderately... read more

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Tony B
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Loved it!

We went a few weeks ago. This was our first time hiking as a family in the Great Smoky Mountains... read more

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Little River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Reviewed yesterday

Have to give this another less than perfect score due to the fairly extreme hike. Moderately strenuous for most. Gorgeous at the top of 1.8 miles as the crow flies.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went a few weeks ago. This was our first time hiking as a family in the Great Smoky Mountains. Loved every minute of it!! It is a very popular hike. At one point there is a great open view of the mountains. The falls...More

Thank generations7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thee wife and I were in the Gatlinburg area adn wanted to stop by Laurel Falls. Nice hike to the falls from the parking area. Just about 1.3 miles pretty much all uphill. Made it to the falls and realized I had been here before...More

Thank BSJ3258
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice hike, we want past the falls up the mountain. After pass falls some areas are leg burning. I was hoping for a huge waterfall. Not so. But is a nice walk.

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Laurel Falls on October 30 2018. The hike was pleasant and easy, and you a different but fantastic view of the fall colors in every step of the way! The Laurel Falls are impressive, about 20 meters tall divided by several sections. But...More

2  Thank Yan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As most of the reviews have said, get there early if you want to park in the small lot next to the trail head. Otherwise, you will have to add at least another quarter mile to your hike finding a spot down the road. If...More

Thank tntraveler67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't rate the views! We didn't get to the hike. If you are not in the Park by 8AM to 8:30AM the Laurel Falls lots and the road could be packed with cars. Head my warning a get there early. Entering the park by...More

Thank KenFromIllinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know what it is about Kentucky but their idea of a waterfall and my idea of a waterfall are two vastly different things. This is a pretty strenuous hike it's over a mile and a half and it's up and down and around...More

Thank Dominic C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked this trail with two kids under the age of 1, a 1.5 year old, and two 3 year olds. It’s best to put the kids in some type of pack or carrier —- or wait until they are 6/7 when they can walk...More

Thank ThomasBride
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful trail and we loved the waterfall!! Our kids enjoyed climbing the rocks all around the fall too! I do think the hike is a bit harder than "easy". The paved walkway made it easier, but it is an effort, so just...More

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9 October 2018|
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Response from RLSDG | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I missed seeing this! I hope you went, because it is paved and a wonderful trail.
3 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.