Road Prong Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina

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Road Prong Trail is a hiking trail in North Carolina and Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 5,272 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,725 feet.
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Road Prong Trail is a hiking trail in North Carolina and Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 5,272 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,725 feet. This trail connects with the following: Appalachian Trail and Chimney Tops Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Distance: 2.2
Elevation Gain: 1,725 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 5,272 feet
Top Elevation: 5,272 feet
Features: Wildflowers
Parks: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 3840/5272 ft
Elevation Start/End: 5272/5272 ft

Road Prong Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The easy hike along Road Prong of West Prong Little Pigeon River offers a little something of everything the Smokies is famous for except grand vistas, and if you take the side trip to the Chimneys, you’ll get that too. The best part is that you’ll have most of this hike to yourself, since few people hike the 2.4-mile section from Indian Gap to Chimney Tops Trail.

Start from the middle of the parking area, immediately cross the Appalachian Trail, and then head down the Road Prong drainage. The first section is steep and rocky. If it’s raining, you’ll think you’re walking through a creek bed. There are a few more short stretches like this, but mostly this is an easy downhill stroll. Spruce, fir (near the
beginning), buckeye, and birch trees anchor the lush forest."

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