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Scenic hike along the water.

This trail ran along the water. We enjoyed the views and sounds. We only did 1.5 miles in and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Memphis, Tennessee
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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 July 18, 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Thank naomiism
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
1  Thank Jacana
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
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
1  Thank ktd69
Reviewed June 17, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank HaleyTravels
Reviewed April 20, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from Jacana | Reviewed this property |
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