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Middle Prong Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Love this hike!!

This has become one of my top three hikes in the GSMNP. It is only about 4 miles to to the Indian... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jacana
,
orlando
Absolutely Stunning

We lucked into choosing this trail as we came into the park from through the Gatlinburg entrance... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tiffsays
,
Covington, Louisiana
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“gravel road” (2 reviews)
“little river” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This has become one of my top three hikes in the GSMNP. It is only about 4 miles to to the Indian Flats Falls from the trailhead and a beautiful walk mosty by the river. It was a great hot day hike as the river...More

Thank Jacana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lucked into choosing this trail as we came into the park from through the Gatlinburg entrance and decided to keep going until the crowds thinned a bit. It was a good drive in this way but if you enter from wears valley it is...More

Thank Tiffsays
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing drive 7 miles- turn off near Treemont institute. All near river with numerous waterfalls. Pulled off at parking lot at the end of the gravel road. Only 7 cars in the lot. Enjoyed the hike up the middle prong trail all along the river...More

1  Thank ARNPJENN
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Middle Prong Trail offers beautiful views the entire way. We are fit but not great climbers so the gradual elevation gain on the trail was perfect for us. There are a lot of photo opps along the way. Indian Flats Falls is a nice place...More

Thank thepooh66
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We found this trail by accident. We wanted to try Spruce Flats Falls but went straight instead of taking the turn off to the institute. We were glad we found it. We only went part of the way before turning around but the part we...More

2  Thank Yellowstone_Newbie
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This 8 mile round trip (out and back) trail is wonderful for families. The path is wide enough for several people to walk side-by-side, has a gradual incline going out, and offers so many picture opportunities. The trail is pretty rocky, so sturdy shoes are...More

1  Thank Kelly D
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The drive in took a little while, but is beautiful with views of the river and plenty of little pull off areas. We were a group of two families with children ages 7, 7, 5, and 4. Our destination was the Lynn Camp Prong Cascades....More

Thank HaleyTravels
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This was my second hike on this trail and I brought my husband this time. We went 4.1 miles before turning back and it was just a beautiful and pretty easy hike. The views of the river and falls seem never ending and I kept...More

Thank Travelingfun56
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We loved all the scenery on this hike. The water, boulders, butterflies and more. This was a somewhat uphill hike so it would be good to be in shape as you hike uphill for quite some time. We really enjoyed stopping along the way to...More

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

This was my third trip to the area in the last nine months, each time to participate in a photo workshop at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, and each time I have spent at least a day photographing the rocks, riffles,and waterfalls of...More

Thank ChuckAtlanta
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