Phil Perkins Photography

Return to the Laurel-Snow Trail

Located in a gorge along Richland Creek in Dayton, Tennessee, the Laurel-Snow Trail provides hikers with many scenic landscapes, waterfalls and rocky waterways. During the early 1900’s, the area was home to the Dayton Coal & Iron Company, with many remnants from that era still intact today – mine shafts, arches, retaining walls, structural supports of old railways, etc..

The park also has many massive rocks scattered along the creek, including this 40-foot tall boulder (see photograph). Though the water was low during my recent visit, this affords one the opportunity to more closely explore the creek bed. If you haven’t hiked this area, you really should check it out…there’s so much to see!

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14 responses to “Return to the Laurel-Snow Trail”

  1. Inge David Avatar

    Beautiful capture and place in Tennessee! Love it! Many thanks for PM! 🌹I repley next week! Happy weekend my dear Phil! 👍👌🌹

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks very much, dear Inge! Ik ben blij dat je het leuk vindt en ik hoor graag van je ergens volgend weekend. Wishing for you the same, my friend! 🌹🌹

      1. Inge David Avatar

        Many thanks! 👍

  2. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    gorgeous Phil! Were you brave enough to go through the tunnel?

    1. Phil Avatar

      I’m glad you like it, dear Cindy ~ thank you! It’s a lovely spot to enjoy a hike, but this tunnel is actually an entrance to an over 100-year old mine. I think it – and, potentially five other similar areas within the park – have been sealed for purposes of safety. However, there is a separate location in TN with over 7 miles of underground trails mapped through a massive network of caverns – connecting the Virgin Falls & Lost Creek Falls areas. That’s a much different type of hiking, though, and I prefer to keep a clear line of sight. Wishing you a great weekend, my friend! 💖

      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        I loved it and it looks so intriguing and I know I would love it. So gorgeous! 💖💖

        1. Phil Avatar

          If you’re ever in the area, I would love to have you come with me to see the sights…a guided tour of rivers, waterfalls and mountains!! 🎄🌄💖

          1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            I will love to Phil and I’ll have to make a plan of it someday for sure..Thanks so much for the invite!💖💖

  3. Robin King Avatar

    The ROCKS!! The rocks are incredble! Rock always seem alive to me, like there’s potential energy vibrating in them or something, and these 3 photographs are like a symphony of rocks! Yes, the water is gorgeous.,.but I ♥️ that tunnel, how it’s constructed and weathered. And the 40ft rock that’s tilted? WOW!!! What a triumph this group is! 👏👏♥️👏👏

    1. Phil Avatar

      So sweet your words, dear Robin ~ much appreciated! Yes, this place is one of my favorites and the geology is really quite amazing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend! 🤗

  4. Mây Bắc Mỹ Avatar

    Wow !I love this picture

    1. Phil Avatar

      I’m glad you like it, Mây ~ thank you 🙂

  5. tiffanyarpdaleo Avatar

    I plan to visit this area someday, your photos are just too incredible!

    1. Phil Avatar

      I’d be happy to show you these places, and you are always welcome my friend. Have a great weekend! TY Tiffany 😎

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