(2.6 miles round-trip, easy)
Laurel Falls may be the most popular hike in the Smokies. The pathway is paved all the way to the falls, and the trailhead is located a short drive east of Sugarlands along the Little River Road. If you walk on another 0.75 mile past the falls, you will reach stands of old-growth forest. Parking is limited at the trailhead.
(8 miles round-trip, strenuous)
Ramsey Cascades takes you to a spectacular 100-foot waterfall. The last two miles of the hike are through old-growth forest. The trailhead is located near the Greenbrier day-use area of the park.
Hen Wallow Falls
(4.2 miles round-trip, moderate)
Hen Wallow Falls takes you to a 45-foot waterfall. The walk originates near the Cosby picnic area.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition