Hiking in the Smokies: Middle Prong Trail

Middle Prong Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
When the weather is good, I love to go hiking with my kids.  We are so lucky to live half an hour from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  We have hundreds of trails at our disposal.  We recently hiked 
MIDDLE PRONG TRAIL

This is one of the most beautiful trails we have hiked so far.  It follows the middle prong of the Little River. There are several water falls along the way.  The trail is actually made from an old railroad bed, so the  slope is easy and the trail is wide.

There are also plenty of big boulders along the side of the trail to keep the kids busy and entertained.

When I hike with the kids I am always prepared to stop and explore.  I often find beauty that I would have missed otherwise.

 
The total trail length is 4.6 miles
To get to the trail head turn into Tremont  off of Laurel Creek road just past the Townsend Y.  You will follow this road for 2-3 miles.  After the pavement stops, KEEP GOING!  It is a gravel road the rest of the way.  It is a little rough in spots.  You will cross two bridges.  The road ends at the trail head and has plenty of parking.  It is wonderful and out of the way hike.
 

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