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Another scenic gem of The Smokies can be found at Upper Tremont Road. Near Wears Valley, Upper Tremont 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.

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.