Getting around

Making your way around Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Smokies

To help you avoid traffic in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area, these are our recommendations.

See all of our recommendations in our guide for Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains!


The Gatlinburg Trolley

The Gatlinburg Trolley

The free Gatlinburg Trolley is a great way to get into and around Gatlinburg. There are two Park'N'Ride lots that allow you to park your car outside Gatlinburg and not have to worry about traffic or finding parking downtown – one at the Gatlinburg Welcome Center and one at the Gatlinburg City Hall.

The Gatlinburg Trolley System is currently operating with two routes that serve the majority of the City, the Purple and Blue Routes, along with the Yellow Route which serves the Arts and Crafts Community on the eight-mile Glades and Buckhorn Road loop. The Yellow Route operates from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily.

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March through April: 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
May through October:  8:30 a.m. - 12 midnight
November through February: Sunday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

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