Lynn Camp Prong Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Lynn Camp Prong Trail is a 18.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Townsend, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

18.4 miles
3,792 feet
Out & Back



horseback riding








no dogs

Lynn Camp Prong is a 3.7-mile point-to-point trail in Great Smokey Mountains National Park south of Townsend, TN. It runs east-west to connect Middle Prong and Greenbrier Ridge with the Miry Ridge Trail. This is a connecting trail that runs 3.7 miles uphill from west to east to join the Middle Prong/Greenbrier Ridge junction with Miry Ridge Trail. It is moderately difficult. Horses use this trail, so poop and horseflies are a concern. Campsite #28 is located about midway along Lynn Camp Prong and is a good stopping point for both overnight stays and lunch breaks.

26 days ago

Enjoyed this hike! We have a book that told us to look for the log benches. There was an amazing waterfall at the first bench. The next bench was further up up hill on an open trail. Beautiful scenery along the way but we turned around after a few more bends in the trail. Easy walk down hill to the vehicle.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Did this as part of Middle Prong, Lynn Camp Prong and Miry Ridge to Jake's Creek. All relatively easy uphill to Miry Ridge. Didn't encounter much horse dung or torn up trail (on any of these horse trails). Campsite 28 was very nice...hunt for the hidden sites south of clearing and across stream.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

We hiked the first 1.5 miles only. This features several nice waterfalls and nice easy walk in the forest near the Lynn Camp Prong. The slope is negligible, the road is wide and easy. This part is appropriate even for small children.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Easy trail but beautiful photo opportunities

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Overall really a big variety of degrees of difficulty on this trail so be not surprised. Part of loop in area .

Monday, June 30, 2014

This is a nice trail with Campsite #28 near the middle. Look out for horse poop and horseflies! It's uphill all the way approaching from the west, but then downhill on the return trip (if you go out the same way you came in). Just a small portion of Lynn Camp Prong shows up on the Google map above. Follow the link to the official trail map of the park or look on Google Earth.

Monday, August 04, 2014