Hiking Laurel Falls in the Smoky Mountains

One of the wonderful perks of RV life is seeing God’s work in person. On our recent trip to the Smoky Mountains, we enjoyed one of those perks.

While I could write an entire blog telling you about our experience hiking to Laurel Falls, words cannot do it justice. So, I’ll give you a little background on the hike, and let the pictures speak for themselves.

Laurel Falls is a 2.4 mile round trip hike, rated as easy. While most of the path is paved, it’s really not conducive to strollers or wheelchairs. There is parking, however, this is a very popular trail and it gets very crowded on the weekends. We ended up parking on the road and walking up to the start. The trail is accessible year-round, however it may be slippery when wet. There are also several spots along the way where the views are amazing.

Once you reach the top, you are rewarded with this beautiful 80-foot high waterfall. As you can see, we also wore our masks when we were not social distanced.

The Upper Falls
The Lower Falls

This is one beautiful hike! If you’re so inclined, you can also hike down to the lower falls and put your toes in the water, as some brave souls were doing the day we were there. We were content with watching from afar.

If you make your way to the Smoky Mountains, the Laurel Falls Trail is a must-do hike!

Jennifer Skinnell is the author of the Hope Springs Romance Series, available on Amazon. Click on https://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Skinnell/e/B0711CDRH5 for all the details.


  1. We stayed in Townsend, away from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, but close to the entrance to the park. Big Meadow Family Campground was wonderful. Enjoy!

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