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Washington County, Wisconsin
October 8, 2010
May 23, 2010
From journal Family Trip to Rocky Top Tennessee
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
June 6, 2008
From journal Our Tennesse Adventure
January 20, 2006
From journal Tennessee Smoky Mountains Vacation
Mine Hill, New Jersey
July 6, 2003
From journal Gatlinburg, TN & Great Smoky Mtns
May 1, 2003
As you walk along the trail, you will pass through a pine-oak forest with thickets of mountain laurel and rhododendron ready to burst into bloom. Both bloom around the first to mid May. Once you reach the waterfall, you will cross a bridge that provides a perfect view of the upper falls. You will also enjoy the cool, refreshing mist that falls upon your skin. The trail continues up the mountain once you have crossed over the bridge, however we stopped at the falls. There is another waterfall below the bridge which you can get a closer view of by climbing down on to the huge rocks. Since the area in front of the waterfall is small, don''t be surprised if you can''t get an unobstructed photo of the falls.
Plan on taking this hike either in early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat and crowds. The parking lot fills up fast and the area on both sides of the road also has vehicles parked for a half mile or so. If just driving by, you will want to use extreme caution in this area. We took this small hike mid afternoon in April and I could only imagine how hot I would have been if it were July or August. Be sure to take a bottle of water to quench the thirst and cool you down.
Laurel Falls is located about 3.5 miles west of the Sugarlands Visitor Center on Little River Road (towards Cades Cove).
From journal Springtime In The Smokies
February 23, 2003
From journal The Smokys
November 11, 2000
From journal Smoky Mountain Getaway