One of the best ways to get around Pigeon Forge is by taking a ride on the trolley! This convenient mass transit system allows you to focus on the beautiful sights of the area without having to pay attention to traffic. Here is everything you need to know about riding the Pigeon Forge trolley:
1. Trolley Routes
The trolley in Pigeon Forge operates a total of 6 routes throughout the area: North Parkway, South Parkway, Dollywood, Dollywood’s Splash Country, Gatlinburg Welcome Center and Wears Valley Road. Altogether, there are over 200 official stops in Pigeon Forge, including one just steps from the Valley Forge Inn! There are also several stops in Gatlinburg and Sevierville, so just look for the trolley bear sign or a trolley shelter to find a stop. All of the routes start and end at the trolley station, which is located in the Old Mill District on Old Mill Drive at traffic light #7. There is plenty of free parking available here and at the Municipal Parking Lot located on Teaster Lane.
2. Schedule Information
The Pigeon Forge trolley system has a fleet of over 40 vehicles, so there is never a trolley too far away! The trolleys operate daily from 8 a.m. to midnight from March through October, and daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in November and December. Please note that there is no service on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The following is a general timetable for the trolley service, but keep in mind that these times may vary due to traffic flow on peak tourism days, holiday weekends and special events:
-North and South Parkway trolleys run every 20 to 25 minutes.
-Dollywood trolleys run every 15 to 20 minutes.
-Dollywood’s Splash Country trolleys run every 15 to 20 minutes.
-Gatlinburg Welcome Center trolleys run every 25 to 30 minutes.
-Wears Valley Road trolleys run every 40 to 45 minutes.
3. Passes and Fares
The Pigeon Forge trolley fares are extremely reasonable, starting at just $1 for most routes and children 3 years and younger can ride for free! When boarding the trolley, simply pay your fare to the driver with exact change as the drivers cannot make change. You can also buy an all day pass for $3, which can only be purchased at the Pigeon Forge Trolley Office. Note that these passes are only valid for use on the Pigeon Forge trolleys and are not accepted on the Gatlinburg Trolley.
4. Benefits of the Trolley Service
Riding the trolley is a pleasant way to enjoy the beauty of Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountains without having to focus on the Parkway traffic. As a bonus, it helps to keep the air clean in the Smokies for both locals and visitors to the region! The motto of the Pigeon Forge trolley is to “Park your cares and ride with the bears!”
Now that you know about the benefits of using the Pigeon Forge trolley, you can begin planning your next trip to the Smokies. Check out all of our Smoky Mountain hotel rooms today to take advantage of our convenient location near the trolley in Pigeon Forge! We hope to see you soon!