Written By: Shawn Dunnaway
Exploration Date: September 16, 2012
Weather: Sunny and 71°
If you have an extra two hours available during your trip, be sure to check out Laurel Falls.
The Smokies Adventure team set off early one morning to tackle this trail and was pleasantly surprised with the beauty of this exploration.
This easy/moderate trail (around two miles round-trip) has a
gradual incline that took us up into the mountains. Be sure to
bring water and wear appropriate clothes that breathe well.
The trail itself took us along many curves, and we discovered beautiful scenery along the way. I saw a ton of great photo opportunities, so this is a must if you enjoy photography. Some notable scenery opportunities would be cliff faces covered in foliage, mountain landscapes, and the occasional stream and spring.
Finally, we came around a curve and heard the rush of water echoing over the mountain. From here, you're only a few minutes from Laurel Falls.
When we arrived at the falls, it was cool and breezy. There were many others up there at the time who were celebrating their adventure by frolicking in the pooled water, taking photos, and enjoying the view.
Laurel Falls is a great hike for the entire family to enjoy!