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Really Beautiful Trail Along River!

The Middle Prong Trail begins at the end of the gravel road going out the back of Tremont and... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2019
billparkins
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Locust Fork, Alabama
One of the prettiest trails in the park. Great place to see and photograph waterfalls!!!

If you like taking photos of waterfalls, this is you spot, especially during the fall. We only... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2018
photoguywisconsin
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

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 has total elevation gain of 1300 feet and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

If you like taking photos of waterfalls, this is you spot, especially during the fall. We only walked the first mile or so and found many of photo opportunities. I would call the trail during the first mile or so easy to moderate. This is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

This trail ran along the water. We enjoyed the views and sounds. We only did 1.5 miles in and returned, we found it enjoyable. My ten year old and in laws had no issues with this hike, it was fairly flat with slight incline. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Middle Prong Trail is an 8 mile, out & back, moderately busy trail near Tremont Institute. This wide, well-maintained gravel trail is quite easy due to the gentle grade and can be as short as mile while still offering outstanding views of the Middle Prong...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Tiffsays
Reviewed June 3, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank ARNPJENN
Reviewed September 11, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 23, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Yellowstone_Newbie
Reviewed July 2, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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No dogs are generally not allowed on the hiking trail. They are allowed on the trail between the Sugarlands Visitor Center and Gatlinburg. I think there may be one other trail they are allowed on but I don’t know what it... More
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