Waterfall on Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Another scenic drive through the Smoky Mountains can be found at Upper Tremont Road. Near Wears Valley, Upper Tremont Road provides the perfect setting for a scenic drive, especially during the peak of fall. During the drive, there are tree-shaded parking areas located around the loop allowing visitors to park for a picnic or access to the Middle Prong Trailhead. With several hiking trails, waterfalls, scenic views, and the middle prong that runs along the roadway, families and travelers alike can enjoy a one of a kind Smoky Mountain experience.

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Autumn waterfalls along Middle Prong Trail - Upper Tremont Road in GSMNP

Directions to Upper Tremont Road

From Pigeon Forge, take the Parkway out to South Wears Valley Road toward the National Park. After making a right turn towards Cades Cove, drive a few hundred yards and take a left at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont.