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."
--Kevin Adams, Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Falcon Guides).
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