There (to Laurel Falls from Dennis Cove):
Elizabethton, take 19E toward Hampton, TN. Turn onto Highway
321, which is the main road through Hampton that goes toward
Watauga Lake and Mountain City. Drive 1.5 miles to the
trailhead/parking area on the right. You'll see a brown sign
that marks the parking area.
trailhead will be through the gate from the parking area.
You will follow the blue-blazes for one mile until you reach a
junction marking the Appalachian Trail. At this point, take
a left (north) on the A.T. and climb Pond Mountain. In
6 miles you'll reach the highway 321 at the Shook Branch