Instead of worrying about navigating through traffic, you can be the passenger and enjoy sightseeing with your family on a trolley ride! You can be picked up or dropped off at more than 100 stops throughout the city of Pigeon Forge and parts of Sevierville. All you have to do is wait at a trolley bear sign or a trolley shelter. To help you plan for an amazing trip, here is everything you need to know about the Pigeon Forge trolley.
The Pigeon Forge trolleys are one of the most cost effective ways to get around the Smokies. Here are the prices for each of the trolley routes in the area:
- North Parkway – $1 per passenger
- South Parkway – $1 per passenger
- Gatlinburg Welcome Center – $1 per passenger
- Dollywood – $2.50 per passenger
- Dolly’s Splash Country – $2.50 per passenger
- Wears Valley – $1 per passenger
Routes Around Town
There are multiple routes you can take to get around town! Check them out:
The North Parkway trolley leaves Patriot Park and travels north through Pigeon Forge and continues on into a portion of Sevierville. After traveling north to the Governor’s Crossing and Wal-Mart areas, it goes back to Patriot Park.
The South Parkway trolley leaves the trolley station and turns onto Teaster and stops at LeConte Convention Center. It then turns left onto Parkway South to Pine Mountain Road. After traveling down Pine Mountain Road, it goes to the south city limits to Dolly Parton’s Stampede before returning to Patriot Park.
Gatlinburg Welcome Center
This trolley leaves from Patriot Park and travels non-stop to the Gatlinburg Welcome Center on the spur just outside of Gatlinburg and then returns to Patriot Park.
The Dollywood trolley leaves Patriot Park and travels to and from Dollywood continuously throughout the day.
Dolly’s Splash Country
The Splash Country Trolley leaves Patriot Park and travels to Dollywood’s Splash Country and returns to Patriot Park.
The Wears Valley trolley leaves Patriot Park and travels north on Teaster Lane to traffic light #2 on the Parkway. It goes onto Wears Valley Road where it continues westbound to the Pigeon Forge city limits before returning to Patriot Park by the same route.
Each of these trolley routes depart and arrive at their destinations at different intervals. Some of them run every 15 minutes, some run about every 30 minutes, and the longest travel time is 40 to 45 minutes.
The Pigeon Forge trolley runs daily from 8:30 am to midnight early March through October, and 10 am to 10 pm November and December. It doesn’t run on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day.
Tips for Riding
If you’re planning on traveling to attractions that would require the use of multiple Pigeon Forge trolleys, an All Day Pass is probably the best way to go. The wristbands for the pass can be purchased at the Fun Time Trolley office for $3. Please keep in mind that you will be required to present exact change to board the trolleys unless you purchase an All Day Pass.
Now that you know all about the Pigeon Forge trolley, it’s time to start planning your trip! Be sure to check out all of the Pigeon Forge attractions, so you can choose the right trolley to visit all the stops on your vacation bucket list!