Laurel Falls Trail leads to an 80-foot falls, named after the mountain laurel shrubs that bloom along the trail and near the falls in May. The waterfall has an upper and lower section, divided by a walkway crossing the stream at the base of the upper falls. It is a popular destination in the park, but parking at the trailhead is limited. Expect higher crowds on weekends year-round and on weekdays during summer.
Access Trail: Laurel Falls Trail
Trailhead: From Sugarlands Visitor Center, turn toward Cades Cove on Little River Road and drive 3.5 miles to the trailhead where there are parking areas on both sides of the road.
Last updated: December 9, 2023