Middle Prong Trail

MODERATE 81 reviews

Middle Prong Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Townsend, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1250 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

fly fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

no dogs

camping
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with a slow incline. The trail follows a small river that’s beautiful. Be sure to check out the waterfall at the 4.25 mile.

hiking
1 month ago

Went with my 60 year old mother, and we both loved hiking alongside the river

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4 months ago

This trail is definitely a moderate hike. The trail is very rocky and mostly at an incline going in, but the trail has some wonderful views of the river and many smaller falls along the way. We only hiked about 2.5 miles in then turned back. There are plenty of places along the trail to stop and rest or have lunch. The trail is wide and was not heavily trafficked. Would definitely do it again and try to make it all the way to the falls.

hiking
5 months ago

My husband and I have done this hike a few times. Trail is wide and easy to follow. Always enjoy the rocks and waterfall tucked away at the top. One of our favorites.

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5 months ago

Loved everything about this trail! Even if you only drove to the trailhead and out again, it would be worth it (which we are recommending to some elder friends with trouble walking). We did 2.5 miles of the trail. Frequent "offshoots" where you can get off trail to the water and get a better look. Gradual, slow incline, and wide, level (for the most part) path. Full shade all the time. Few other hikers which was awesome. Bring bug spray!!!

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6 months ago

I enjoyed this hike a lot. Gorgeous views and waterfalls along the way but Indian Trail Falls at the top is what makes it worth it. the trail is near the top when you come to a small clearing. You will see the trail to the left. It is unkept and not marked. Make your way down into one of the best views around.

6 months ago

Fun trail with a lot of little waterfalls and streams right next to the trail. Good for little kids (ours are 2, 4, and 6.) We didnt see too many additional hikers on this trail, which we enjoyed! Had a picnic on a big rock along the trail. Trail bed is a mix of gravel and rocks, pretty easy for our group. We probably only did about 2.5 miles of the trail as everyone was moving slow after traveling.