Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Fun4Me2Travel
Nebraska803 contributions
Peaceful
May 2021
A hidden gem among GSMNP. This road is half paved and half gravel. A beautiful slow drive along the river with random waterfalls and wildlife. The road was not busy at all when we were there late morning. The road ends in a dead end which is a trailhead for those who would like to hike. Lots of turnaround if you choose not to go the whole distance.
Written 29 May 2021
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Kevin D
3 contributions
Paradise
Oct. 2019
Beautiful place worth the drive. I little out of the way but what a gorgeous drive - October a great month to go too!
Written 5 March 2020
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Paul S
Marion1,565 contributions
Hidden in plain sight
Sep. 2019
The turn for Tremont is immediately after the Townsend Wye on the road as it begins to ascend to Cades Cove. It is easy to miss and most people simply drive right past. Their loss. Just don't do what I did- I was watching bicyclists and traffic and turned into a parking lot directly across from the Wye by mistake. I carefully and quckly turned around and then turned on the Tremont Road, which is paved as far as the Tremont Institute. Just past the entrance, the road turns to a gravel surface as you begin the four mile deadend drive on the Upper Tremont Road. I was glad to see lots of people stopped along the way to fish and hike, not just whizzing through the woods like on the main park roads. The road is very scenic. It is gains altitude but slowly as it is an old narrow gauge logging railroad bed, and is graded so is passable in the lowest family sedan or sports car. The only real problem is finding a parking spot without a rock or tree at the poplular and crowded Middle Prong trailhead, which leads up four miles to Indian Flats Falls and junctions with back country trails. If you can't find a space, you can retrace your route to Tremont and take either the West Prong on Spruce Flats Falls trails. When you return back to the main park road, it will seem like you're on the Pigeon Forge parkway compared to the tranquility of the Upper Tremont Road.
Written 10 September 2019
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Hirashiki
922 contributions
Best kept secret!
May 2019 • Family
The selfish part of me does not want to share this with other travelers. The Upper Tremont Road is so quiet, so peaceful, hidden from most of the travelers. Yet, it has the most beautiful water fall, and streams. You can drive around by car. You can hike at the end of the road. You can fish by the stream, or you can sit on one of the rocks just to admire the beauty of the great smoky mountain that has to offer. There are plenty of options. I absolutely love it!
Written 5 May 2019
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flscott66
Knoxville, TN851 contributions
The Quiet 'Left' on the Way to Cades Cove
Dec. 2018 • Family
If you drive through Townsend into the Smokey Mountain National Park and have NOT been here then you need to make a point to do it the next time. The Tremont Institute road is one of the quieter and more enjoyable treks in this part of the Smokey Mountains.
When you pass the turn to the Tremont Institute and the summer camp and the road turns to gravel you now have an enjoyable slow drive along the river with multiple places to stop terminating into the parking for the Middle Prong Trail where you can hike as far as you want with beautiful vistas of waterfalls and the river.
However, most people don't know that on the way to the Middle Prong, you will pass a place where two white pipes come out of the mountain. Each one has water flowing out of it. PURE WATER! It is so pure it is tasteless and the most refreshing water you will drink. It is tested often and it so incredibly clean. We regularly take our two Igloo water coolers and fill them up.
If you have small children they must be closely attended because there are not guard rails or clear paths down to the river or the falls. Wear good hiking gear and be prepared to take a lot of pictures.
Written 1 February 2019
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joteach
Nederland, TX104 contributions
A hidden secret
Oct. 2018 • Couples
Wow! Wow! Park your car and walk the trails to see beautiful cascading waterfalls and the serenity of the great Smoky mountains. You’ll have no regrets.
Written 25 October 2018
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susanandbradburke
Telford, TN4 contributions
Hidden gem
Jul. 2018
Stunning beauty....can't wait to return. Not so easy to find, but some of the most beautiful stream cascades and pools in GSMNP.
Written 16 August 2018
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MorgansHT
18 contributions
Quiet
Oct. 2017 • Couples
A decent side trip to avoid heavy traffic in the cades cove area. Several pull off areas to have a lunch by the adjacent stream
Written 4 October 2017
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Plague4
Phillipsburg, NJ259 contributions
Nice hike and fishing
Aug. 2017 • Family
Good fly fishing in the pools along the road. Go to the top and park. There are some nice hikes from there.
Written 19 August 2017
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Kelly S
Aiken, SC222 contributions
Beautiful, peaceful
Aug. 2017 • Family
No one told us about this gem, we found it after reading on here. a beautiful drive with rushing cascades and waterfalls. a must do for nature lovers.
Written 18 August 2017
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