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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  • George’s is hike. While folks say you could take a stroller i would not recommend it. Many places on the path are steeper than I’d want to push a stroller. Also towards the top the path gets more narr...  more »
  • This was a very nice hike. The hike up isn't too strenuous and it is paved, although not stroller recommended. The view and waterfall is worth the hike. Very pretty. We went in January so it wasn't bu...  more »
  • This was a perfect hike for a family with young kids! It’s just over a mile each way and is paved. It is mostly uphill on the way up to the falls but totally doable for people of all fitness levels. T...  more »
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