Laurel Hill Creek is a tributary of the Casselman River that enters the Casselman shortly before it joins the Youghiogheny River. Fast-flowing Laurel Hill Creek takes a route along the eastern base of Laurel Mountain, which feeds its cold waters. Much of this watershed is protected on public lands. Forbes State Forest and State Game Lands No. 111, along with Laurel Ridge, Kooser and Laurel Hill state parks, all protect forests along Laurel Ridge that host tributaries to Laurel Hill Creek.
The creek harbors native and stocked trout, and its aquatic and streamside habitats also support rare plants, such as goldenclub and Carolina tasselrue. The lower half of the creek is part of the six-mile Laurel Hill Creek Water Trail and makes for a wonderful paddle.
To reach this trail near the Triple Creek Road bridge, take an old gated logging path south through rhododendron thickets and a mixed hardwood-hemlock forest. This down-and-back trail is excellent for wildflower forays, birdwatching, fishing access or just a hike in the woods on a beautiful day.