Great Smoky Mountains National Park | TREMONT REGION

Middle Prong Little River along Tremont Road

Middle Prong Little River along Tremont Road

The Tremont Region of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located between Cades Cove and Elkmont. It is mainly a hiking destination, as the only non-hiking attraction is the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. This is an educational facility, so unless you are part of a structured program, it is not open.

All of the trails are located on Tremont Road, a half-paved, half-dirt road that follows the Middle Prong Little River. If you are entering the park from Townsend or Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you pass Tremont Road on your way to Cades Cove (the road is on the left). The scenery is fantastic once you hit the dirt road, making the drive alone worth a visit to the area.

I hiked two trails in the Tremont Region. See the following trail reports for details.


West Prong Trail
4.4-mile round trip to Backcountry Campsite #18 and the scenic West Prong Little River

Middle Prong Trail
4.1 mile trail, but only .7 mile to scenic cascades and waterfalls

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Last updated on December 21, 2020
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