Laurel Run Park

Laurel Run Park, Church Hill: Hours, Address, Laurel Run Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Laurel Run Park
4.5
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
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Jarnol32
6 contributions
Nice place, but the people who run it not so much..
Jul 2019 • Family
The park itself is beautiful, however the people who run it almost seem like you are hassling them by being there. It seems like they really don’t want people to use the park, and would just assume that you didn’t.
Written 4 April 2020
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Deb C
Church Hill, TN39 contributions
Nice park in fall!
Oct 2019 • Solo
Nice place to go walk in the fall or have a picnic.
Area known for the location of the movie "The River" being filmed.
Pretty part of Hawkins County TN.
Written 13 October 2019
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EJLTBL
Surgoinsville, TN153 contributions
Birthday party!!
Oct 2019 • Family
We rented a shelter( #1)for a grandsons birthday party. We were greeted by the Hawkins County park worker when we arrived to see if the shelter was adequate. We were told to let him know if restrooms or anything needed attending to, & nothing did!!! I loved this because I feel like over the past years that the park went has went downhill so I am so glad that the county is now in charge!!! The kids played at playground & in the creek. Everything was perfect for our needs!!!
Written 6 October 2019
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Douglas H
Kingsport, TN62 contributions
Best little park around
Jan 2019 • Family
I love this place. It has a typical little kid’s playground and picnic pavilions. There is a flat area near the river with a walking loop, tennis and basketball courts. Frisbee golf winds through the park. There is a long stretch of the Holston river accessible for fishing and has a boat ramp. Running down to the river is a stream that the kids and my dog love playing in. Follow this stream up into the mountain about an easy mile to get to a waterfall (there is a stream crossing). The falls is fairly impressive if there’s been good rain or if it’s been cold enough to freeze up. I want to go back in spring when there should be a huge bank of rhododendrons blooming. Continue hiking for around 7 miles through beautiful forest and you can end up at bays mountain planetarium. There is a short overlook trail near the start that gives great views of the river but is quite steep. The only negative is that it closes too early, currently at 4pm. Pretty much has something for everyone and admission is free!
Written 6 January 2019
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@ Bberry279
Crittenden, KY59 contributions
Great park in east TN
Nov 2018
Beautiful place to picnic, hike, take pictures, views of mountains and rivers, feel like you are far away but close to everything
Written 7 November 2018
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sbillings1
Church Hill, Tennessee, Usa9 contributions
Great Family Place to Visit
Jun 2017 • Family
Nice quiet place for family or group picnic's, fishing by the river or hiking up to falls very beautiful. Great family fun. Have a basketball court also and covered shelters available.
Written 1 May 2018
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Cherry H
NY50 contributions
Lions and Tigers, oh no! But Bears maybe.
Apr 2018
Nice picnic pavilions with roof and electricity. Friendly help. Great trail overlooking the surroundings and another trail (difficult due to stream crossing on wet rocks) to a waterfall. Both trails about 20 minutes. Good exercise and great scenery. There are bears. Make some noise and they will likely disappear or just watch them. The bears are on the forest trails, not in the picnic or playground areas.
Written 8 April 2018
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catawbakim
Church Hill, TN50 contributions
Well maintained, beautiful park
Aug 2017
To get to this park, you need to navigate a large mountain with a steep grade (no guard rails). The newly paved road is smooth, but narrow. Use caution as you cannot see another car coming the other way at times. We usually honk the horn when unable to see over the hill to warn a possible opposite driver.
The park is beautiful and well maintained. I met the park rangers (who live on the property) a few years ago and they are very nice (husband/wife/teenager) and will take the time to tell you all about the park and area if you ask.
There are a few marked trails with varying degrees of difficulty. A new one (overlook) was recently added which is a tough one, but well worth it at the top. The view is fantastic. There are waterfalls on other trails.
There is a flat 1 mile (I think) walk around the bottom near the river which is easy and fun to do. Disc golf has been added. There are tennis courts but they are overgrown with weeds. Apparently they are not used often! Picnic areas, a kids playground and covered structures are there to enjoy. Many family reunions take place there.
Best part of this beautiful park - no admission charge! The movie "The River" was filmed there and a few of the log buildings are still on the trail. Highly recommend a day trip to Laurel Run.
Written 6 September 2017
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giantmetfan
Gate City, VA11 contributions
Go When There Has Been a Good Bit of Rain
Jul 2017
This review pertains to the hiking trails only.
If you live in the area and are looking for a decent hike that you can do with your children, this is a good hike for you.
The main attractions are the waterfalls. There are three of them in total. The hike is somewhat uphill, but it is not very hard as we did it with our seven year old. The first waterfall, Laurel Run Falls, is maybe less than a mile hike. If you want to see all three waterfalls, I think the hike totals about five miles round trip.
The biggest tip, as everyone notes, is that if you want to see the falls in all their glory, go when there has been decent rain.
Written 20 August 2017
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Savage Gacha wo... G
Johnson City34 contributions
Family Friendly Park With An Easy Hike to the Main Feature
Sep 2016 • Family
This park features several playgrounds and picnic areas, but the highlight is the trail to the waterfalls. The trail is an easy hike, that does feature one steep but short hill. It is not even moderately strenuous for someone who could easily walk 2 miles on flat ground. We took our 6 year old daughter and she had no problem making the trip.

The trail winds along the water for the most part, through lots of forest and wild flowers, past an old log structure, crossing the water twice on the way to the falls which start a little over a mile in. When the water is up, these falls are pretty. When the flow is down, it's still a nice hike, but not quite as impressive. There are other smaller falls just a short jaunt upstream, but the bigger falls upstream require a bit of bushwhacking. If you only visit the first falls, it's still worth the trip. I've been several times with and without my family and will go again in the future.
Written 19 March 2017
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