Middle Prong Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Offering views of the Little River and four different waterfalls, Middle Prong Trail is the classic Smoky Mountains stream hike. This moderately difficult scenic loop trail--which winds under the lush canopy of trees close to the riverbank--is 13 km (8.3 mi) long, with 347 m (1,140 ft) elevation gain. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the explosion of flowers in the spring or colorful autumn foliage and, of course, the various cascades. If you wish to dip your feet in the water or fish, there are number of spots along the way where the river can be safely accessed. Use our Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel planner to arrange your visit to Middle Prong Trail and other attractions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • I have hiked it 4 times, and I will keep coming back. First of all, it is much less crowded than many of the other parts of the park. Getting there is part of the adventure. Past Tremont, you... 
    I have hiked it 4 times, and I will keep coming back. First of all, it is much less crowded than many of the other parts of the park. Getting there is part of the adventure. Past Tremont, you...  more »
  • We have hiked this trail twice in the past year and it’s amazing. Hiked it the spring and then again in December. In the spring we hiked all the way to Indian Flats Falls, trail to there can be... 
    We have hiked this trail twice in the past year and it’s amazing. Hiked it the spring and then again in December. In the spring we hiked all the way to Indian Flats Falls, trail to there can be...  more »
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  • Great place to hike!
  • Great trail. Easy walk, good with children.

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