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Laurel Falls
Great Smoky Mountains

Distance: 2.6 miles round trip
Difficulty: Easy, paved
Longitude: 35 40.434'N
Latitude: 83 26.976'W

Laurel Falls - Great Smoky Mountains National ParkLaurel Falls is located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 1.3 mile trail to the falls is paved and suitable for strollers and walkers of most ages and abilities. The trail was originally built in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corp and was later paved because of excessive wear do to heavy foot traffic.



Trailhead: The parking area for the falls is located 3.6 miles west of the Sugarlands visitor center, on Little River rd (scenic RT 73). There is parking on both sides of the road, but the parking lots are frequently full. The trailhead to Laurel Falls is located on the north side of Little River Road.


Laurel Falls - 1.3
Longitude: 35 40.434'N
Latitude: 83 26.976'W

Laurel Falls cascades from the right hand side of the trail, crosses it, the goes off the left hand side of the trail

Beyond the falls the trail continues to climb the mountain. With most people stopping at the falls the pavement ends and the trail becomes rough and rocky and virtually deserted compared to the lower section.

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