West Prong Hiking Trail
West Prong Hiking Trail located in the Cades Cove Area off of Laurel Creek Road the trail is 5.4 miles long round trip with an elevation gain of 509' with moderate difficulty rating for hiking abilities and fitness level required. A peaceful hiking area along the rushing mountain stream and wooded area. The trail will take you across a creek with natural stones and fallen logs for the crossing. Mid-way along the trail you will pass a camping site area with the trail staying to the right to continue. The view from the end of the trail looks out through the trees onto Thunderhead Mountain.