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Laurel Falls

Little River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Nice hike but super crowded on weekends

This is probably one of the more popular waterfall hikes in the park. On weekends it is packed. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Botzworth
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Florence, South Carolina
Laurel Falls Trip

This is a paved trail back to the Falls. Its a around a 3.5 mile trek that has some climb to it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jwcorbett
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Miamisburg, Ohio
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  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“paved trail” (111 reviews)
“easy hike” (128 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is probably one of the more popular waterfall hikes in the park. On weekends it is packed. We made it out about 10 am and was lucky enough to get there just as some one was leaving and got a spot in the actually...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a paved trail back to the Falls. Its a around a 3.5 mile trek that has some climb to it but most people can make it without issues. Views are amazing! We saw a juvenile black bear which ignored the people around it...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice "paved" path, a few opportunities to go "off path". Did see a bear cross the path, so that was exciting! The falls were very pretty. It was just enough to get a taste of easy hiking.

Thank Virginia M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk to the falls is paved but if you have difficulty walking I would suggest another attraction. The walk is moderate but as you would expect it is up and down hill. When you reach the falls you can see one set of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of our family ventured out on this hike. We ranged from 5 - 55. The little guy did great, I grew tired, but persevered. The trail was rather crowded, there were portions where the folks coming down could not pass at the same times...More

Thank Carol D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I read a lot of reviews before doing this small hike. I had 3 children (5,11,13) and grandparents (one on electric scooter). Some reviews said easy with wheelchair, some said no way! He was willing to try, despite signs along the way saying not...More

Thank Amber T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Gatlinburg for the first time for a waterfall quest of mine! Love waterfalls. The hike 2.6 miles round trip is a fairly easy one a paved path. Scenery along the way is beautiful - don’t go close to the edge . It...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent hike if you have someone in your group who either doesn't like hiking or has never been; the path is paved and the reward of the falls at the end makes it worth it. There are lots of people, so be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

3.8 miles to the top of Fighting Creek Gap from the Sugarlands Visitor Center. The main parking lot on your right and additional across the street. Very popular hike, round trip about 2-1/2 miles. Trail was built in 1932 for fire crews. The trail is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I prefer to hike where there are not as many people. Easy hike and decent waterfall. This hike is suited for small children or people that are not in GREAT shape.

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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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