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gem Favorite Hike the popular 2.3 mile roundtrip trail to reach the 80 foot Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The falls is broken up in an upper and lower section with a narrow bridge cutting across. This photo is shot at the bottom of the lower section of the falls.

Laurel Falls

(82) Gatlinburg, TN

Recommended Routes in Elkmont - 5

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Favorite Looking south from the AT, you can see Fontana Lake in the distance.
Difficult

Jakes Creek AT Loop

24.5 mi 39.4 km 4,600' Up 1402.01 m Up 4,600' Down 1402.23 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Hike the popular 2.3 mile roundtrip trail to reach the 80 foot Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The falls is broken up in an upper and lower section with a narrow bridge cutting across. This photo is shot at the bottom of the lower section of the falls.
Intermediate

Laurel Falls to Cove Mountain Fire Tower

8.4 mi 13.4 km 1,781' Up 542.99 m Up 1,781' Down 542.93 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite An old abandoned cottage at the beginning of the Little River Trail in Elkmont. You can find a community of vacation homes from the 1920s in Elkmont before the the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established in 1934.
Intermediate

Cucumber Gap Loop

5.5 mi 8.8 km 774' Up 235.94 m Up 735' Down 224.18 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Laurel Falls by Smoky Moments Photography. Please don't attempt to climb on and around the falls. Several people have been seriously hurt falling on the slippery surfaces.
Intermediate

Laurel Falls

2.5 mi 4.1 km 351' Up 107 m Up 351' Down 106.93 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Greenbrier School
Easy/Intermediate

Metcalf Bottoms Trail

1.3 mi 2.1 km 112' Up 34.02 m Up 111' Down 33.75 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN

Elkmont Hiking

  • 113 Miles 183 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 8 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 11 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Elkmont - 16

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4.1 mi 6.6 km #1Laurel Falls Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN 28 
6.4 mi 10.3 km #2Little River Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Easy/Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN 11 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #3Cucumber Gap Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
12.1 mi 19.5 km #4Sugarland Mountain Trail
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
4.4 mi 7.1 km #5Little Greenbrier Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
3.7 mi 6.0 km #6Jakes Creek Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
7.6 mi 12.3 km #7Goshen Prong Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
3.5 mi 5.7 km #8Meigs Creek Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
4.2 mi 6.8 km #9Huskey Gap Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
0.7 mi 1.1 km #10Elkmont Nature Trail
Easy
Gatlinburg, TN
Easy
Gatlinburg, TN

Photos of Elkmont - 100

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Hike the popular 2.3 mile roundtrip trail to reach the 80 foot Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The falls is broken up in an upper and lower section with a narrow bridge cutting across. This photo is shot at the bottom of the lower section of the falls.
Apr 7, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Laurel Falls by Smoky Moments Photography. Please don't attempt to climb on and around the falls. Several people have been seriously hurt falling on the slippery surfaces.
Oct 5, 2017 near Gatlinburg, TN
Water crossing on Goshen Prong off of Little River Trail, Rocks and a fallen tree handrail make it an easy crossing.
Apr 27, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
An old abandoned cottage at the beginning of the Little River Trail in Elkmont. You can find a community of vacation homes from the 1920s in Elkmont before the the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established in 1934.
Apr 7, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Laurel Falls
Jan 21, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Vista on Laurel Falls Trail. Overlooking The Smoky Mountains.
Nov 24, 2015 near Gatlinburg, TN
View over the Smokies.
Mar 25, 2018 near Gatlinburg, TN
Old cottages.
Jan 14, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN