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Visitors to the Smoky Mountains are in luck — the Pigeon Forge Trolley will now run year-round! For the first time in 14 years, tickets for the trolley have increased, allowing for the trolley to run all throughout the year. We’ve gathered all the details about the new Pigeon Forge Trolley schedule and everything you need to know about the trolley routes.
Pigeon Forge Trolley Year-Round Services
Because of a small increase in ticket fees, the Pigeon Forge Trolley is now able to offer transportation for visitors no matter when they visit. The North and South Parkway winter trolley route will operate from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily until the trolleys resume full operation on March 12. The winter route travels as far north as Sevierville and to traffic light #10 on the south end of town. This route also travels portions of Teaster Lane and includes more than 100 trolley stops total. Before, the Pigeon Forge Trolley stopped service the first week of January and was out of service until early March.
Watch the video from WVLT below to learn more about the new Pigeon Forge Trolley services:
About the Pigeon Forge Trolley
The Pigeon Forge trolley system is the third-largest rural transit system in the United States. The system was established to bring mass transit to the city and help keep the Smoky Mountain air clean for both visitors and locals. Not only is it better for the environment, but it’s one of the best ways to see the sights throughout the town! All of the Pigeon Forge trolleys are lift-equipped for wheelchairs and other mobility aids and can be accessed at any trolley stop. To board the trolley, all you have to do is wait at a trolley bear sign or a trolley shelter, and the trolley will be there to pick you up shortly! It’s the best way to tour the town, and helps you save money on parking and gas.
Pigeon Forge Trolley Ticket Prices
Tickets for the Pigeon Forge Trolley are offered for a great price. You can purchase tickets at the Pigeon Forge Trolley Office in the Old Mill District, or pay your fare when you board the trolley. Keep in mind that trolley drivers only accept exact change. One of the best deals is the All Day Trolley Pass that you can purchase at the trolley office. For just $3, you can ride the trolley as much as you want during the day! Pigeon Forge residents and those who work in the city can purchase a year-round pass for $35 per person. Below are all the Pigeon Forge Trolley ticket prices:
All-Day Pass: $3
North Parkway: $1
South Parkway: $1
Gatlinburg Welcome Center: $1
Dollywood’s Splash Country: $2.50
Wears Valley: $1
Children 3 years and younger: Free
Pigeon Forge Trolley Routes
During peak season, the Pigeon Forge Trolley has 6 different routes. All of the trolley routes start and end at the Pigeon Forge Trolley Station on Old Mill Drive. Just turn at traffic light #7 and look for the parking lot with all the trolleys in it! Parking at the trolley station is free. The North and South Parkway trolley routes run every 20 to 25 minutes, and the Wears Valley trolleys run every 40 to 45 minutes. Dollywood and Dollywood Splash Country’s trolleys run every 15 to 20 minutes, and the Gatlinburg Welcome Center trolleys run every 25-30 minutes. Times may vary depending on traffic flow.
Now that you know everything you need to know about the Pigeon Forge Trolley, you can travel around town in the best way! Learn more about Pigeon Forge and start planning your visit.