Middle Prong Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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#10 of 17 in Trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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 had wanted to do Grotto Falls but roaring forks road was closed. Needed something to fit my family and my husband who kaboshed Rainbow falls. Stunning trail! Nice and wide path with a slow incline. ...  more »
  • The Middle Prong Trail begins at the end of the gravel road going out the back of Tremont and terminates in 4.1 miles at a junction with Lynn Camp Prong Trail and Greenbrier Ridge Trail. This trail ha...  more »

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