Middle Prong Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#11 of 18 in Trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / 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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  • The Middle Prong Trail is enjoyable hike along a stream. The trail is wide with a mild slope. There are the soothing sounds of the stream and many water features. Nearly 4 miles in, one encounters a.....  more »
  • Amazing hike in the smokies if you like waterfalls! Fresh mountain air and crystal clear river along the path the whole way. Great hike for families  more »

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