Laurel Falls

Located in the Cherokee National Forest near Hampton, Tennessee, Laurel Falls is a congressionally designated Pond Mountain Wilderness – meaning that recreation is intended to be primitive in nature.

To enjoy the 40-foot tall by 50-foot wide waterfall, visitors hike along a segment of the Appalachian Trail (AT). The lower/water route is 5.5 miles out and back, featuring wonderful views along Laurel Fork – I hiked this route both ways. There is also a shorter, higher/mountain route, totaling 4.5 miles.

Along the trail, you’ll encounter a few camping areas occupied with a small tent or two, as well as several hikers – some doing the AT. In fact, I bumped into a hiker who said he started in Georgia! The full length of the AT is almost 2200 miles, which begins at Springer Mountain, Georgia, and concludes at the northern terminus of Mount Katahdin, Maine (trivia: this mountain is where morning sunlight first reaches the Continental United States, for nine months of the year).

Laurel Falls

Each of these photographs (and more) are available as prints in my gallery at Pixels – select from framed, canvas, art, poster, metal, wood, acrylic and tapestry. Also, framed prints may be customized.

Add decoration to an empty wall in your home, office, business lobby, or school cafeteria…wherever you want to enjoy the beauty of nature!

Thanks for stopping by!



16 responses to “Laurel Falls”

  1. francisashis Avatar

    Video of a superb Falls, thanks a lot for sharing 🙏

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks Francis 👍

  2. Filarance Avatar

    Wow!! Looking beautiful.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Glad you like it, Filarance ~ thanks 😊

  3. travelling_han Avatar

    It’s so beautiful Phil, your photos are stunning 🙂

    1. Phil Avatar

      You’re sweet, dear Hannah ~ thank you for your kind words 🙂 I’d wanted to hike this area for some time, and finally did. Leaving at 4:30 a.m. from Knoxville, TN to drive 2 hours to the trailhead, I had the falls to myself for more than 90% of the time on site. Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend 🌞🌹

  4. Thotaramani Avatar

    Awesome landscape with waterfall.

    1. Phil Avatar

      It really was a beautiful area to hike and enjoy ~ glad you like it 🙂

      1. Thotaramani Avatar

        Yeah, I like adventure and nature.

  5. Jyothi Avatar
    1. Phil Avatar

      So glad you like it, dear Jyothi ~ it took me a while to finally visit the area, and I very much enjoyed the hike & scenery 👍 Have a nice day my friend 😊🌹

      1. Jyothi Avatar

        Glad that you enjoyed it!!

  6. BallesWorld Avatar

    Fantastically beautiful pictures and great videos!!!!!!!!!

    1. Phil Avatar

      I’m so glad you like it, my friend 😎👍

  7. cbholganza Avatar

    Truly mesmerizing!

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