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”

    • 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 🌞🌹

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