This trail is especially scenic in early spring when there are many wildflowers blooming along the path and riverbanks. The trail follows Big Laurel Creek on an old railroad bed that used to carry logs...[more]
Laurel River TR 310
From Burnsville, travel west on NC 19E and merge onto I-26E. Take exit 11 toward Mars Hill/Marshall. Turn left onto NC 213/Carl Eller Road, which leads into Marshall. Take the US 25 Bypass/US 70 ramp, merging onto US 25/US 70 heading toward Hot Springs. Trail parking is located at the intersection of SR 208 and US 25/US 70. The trail begins past the gate at the south end of the parking area.
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