Take A Scenic Creekside Hike Deep In A 1400-Foot-Deep Gorge Along The Laurel Creek Trail In North Carolina

A hike through the vast wilderness in North Carolina always involves a bit of intrigue as well as pleasantly unexpected nuances. When hiking the Laurel River Trail that begins near Marshall, there is a wealth of eye-opening sights that make this hike in North Carolina one of the most unique around.

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So let’s recap all this trail has to offer: a rushing creek deep within a 1,400-foot-deep gorge, an old logging road perfect for a carefree hike, potential swimming holes that we didn’t even mention above (shhhh…), views of the confluence of the Big Laurel Creek and the French Broad River, and lastly – a real ghost town. Wow. The Laurel River Trail belongs at or near the top of any hiking bucket list this year! Learn more about it from our friends at AllTrails.

Address: Laurel Creek Trail, Marshall, NC 28753, USA