Sevierville Trolley Info

Want to have some fun on your Sevierville vacation without having to worry about driving, or trying to find a parking spot in town? Take a trolley!

Sevierville trolleys run from 8:30am until 12 midnight from early March through October. During November and December trolleys run daily 10am – 10pm with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, on which they do not operate.

So where can you pick up a trolley? Some of the more convenient and popular trolley stops are located at Governor’s Crossing, the Sevierville Events Center, River Place Shopping Center, Sevierville Municipal Complex, Sevier County Courthouse, Wal-Mart, Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center and the Apple Barn as well as several other spots along the Parkway.

The city of Sevierville currently offers two trolley routes (North Parkway Route and Court House Route), which originate at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge and extend into Sevierville. The routes currently operate from 10am – 10pm, 7 days a week (fall schedule). Trolleys will be scheduled to operate at approximate intervals of 30 minutes. Heavy traffic and rider numbers may affect this schedule.

Each trolley stop location will be marked with a sign (including a black bear at the top) and route map. 

NORTH PARKWAY ROUTE stops in Sevierville are as follows:

  • Wal Mart (1414 Parkway)
  • Oak Tree Lodge (1620 Parkway)
  • Apple Barn (230 Apple Valley Road)
  • McDonalds (1831 Parkway)
  • Tanger Five Oaks (Between Chop House and Conner’s Restaurant)
  • Nascar Speedpark (1545 Parkway, Near Entrance To Mini Golf)
  • Books-A-Million (In Governor’s Crossing)
  • BB&T Bank (Collier Drive in Governor’s Crossing)
  • Fairfield Resorts (320 Collier Drive at end of Governor’s Crossing)
  • Governor’s Palace (179 Collier Drive in Governor’s Crossing)


COURTHOUSE ROUTE stops in Sevierville are as follows:




  • K-Mart Shopping Center
  • Landmark Inn/Riverview Inn
  • River Place Shopping Center
  • Parkway at South Blvd. Way
  • Wal Mart Supercenter
  • Tanger Five Oaks (Between Chop House and Conner’s Restaurant)

The trolley fare is $0.50/person. Trolley drivers will accept exact fare only.

For additional trolley service information (including maps), please call Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolley at 865-453-6444 or click here to link to the Fun Time Trolley website.

Fuel Cost in Sevierville

When planning a trip to Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there are a lot of things to consider. Where are you going to stay? What do you need to pack? And especially, how much is it going to cost to get there?

Over the past 5-6 years gas prices have been all over the map and it’s no different in Sevierville, TN. Currently, gas prices for regular unleaded are just over $3.00 a gallon. Within the past year they’ve fluctuated from just over $2 to near $4 a gallon. And prices seem to go higher the closer it gets to peak travel/vacation season.

A recent sampling of area service stations indicated that there were 14 regular gas price reports in the past 5 days in Sevierville, TN. The average regular gas price in Sevierville, TN was $3.25, which is $0.21 lower than U.S. national average Regular gas price $3.46. The lowest regular gas price was reportedly $3.18 at CITGO, 2060 Pittman Center Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876. Meanwhile, the highest regular gas price was $3.30 at Exxon, 2720 Newport Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37876.

Either way, getting to Sevierville costs less than you may think. The AAA Fuel Cost Calculator is a great tool you can use to estimate the fuel cost of your trip to the Smokies. The calculator  combines regional gasoline averages along with your vehicle’s make, year and model to provide the best possible estimate.

Regional Gas Prices

Winter Weather in Sevierville

Break out the big coats because winter weather is back in Sevierville!

Sevierville, Tn is an ideal destination if you’re looking to experience all of nature’s seasons in full – especially winter. And with each new Sevierville winter and following season, one seems to outdo the other as spring blooms into life with its wondrous flowers and wildlife, and summer brings on the warm, sunny days – perfect for taking a dip in the pool, lake, or one of the many mountain streams. Trees of spectacular color, the numerous local festivals, foods, and that sweet lil’ nip in the air make fall the most popular time to come to the Smokies. Meanwhile, the winter season often covers the mountains with a thick, white layer of snow. That’s the best time to be in a cabin up in the Smoky Mountains, right in front of a big fire. When you sit back and look at it, there isn’t a “bad” time to visit the Smoky Mountains and Sevierville. There’s always something to do, regardless of the weather!

For all you planners and trip advisers, we’ve posted the average daily temperatures below as well as a link to find the current weather conditions and forecast in Sevierville, Tn:

Average temperatures in Sevierville, TN

Month Avg. High Avg. Low
Jan 46°F 25°F
Feb 51°F 27°F
Mar 61°F 34°F
Apr 69°F 43°F
May 77°F 53°F
Jun 84°F 61°F
Jul 87°F 65°F
Aug 86°F 64°F
Sep 81°F 57°F
Oct 71°F 43°F
Nov 59°F 35°F
Dec 50°F 27°F

Insider tip:
Get weather and road condition information in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN by calling:
Using your cell phone in TN: 511
Nationally: 1-877-244-0065
Locally in Pigeon Forge: (865)436-1200

Ways to View the Fall Color in Sevierville

Besides getting in my car, what are some different ways to view the fall color in Sevierville?

Fall color is out there, what do we need to do, direct you on how to view it? We do? OK, here goes.

Strap on your boots, pull on a warm shirt and just go for a walk in the woods. That’s obviously one of the easiest ways to take in the beauty of the Smokies. If you weren’t aware, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is made up of over 800 miles of trails and most are well maintained. Whether it’s a quick jaunt over a few creeks and through a couple of fields, or a strenuous climb to the top of Mt. LeConte, the Smokies offer trails for all types of hikers from the hearty to the slow looker. Hike part of the Appalachian Trail if you feel like it – it’s a part of the national park. Visit for a more detailed description of the types of hikes you’ll encounter in the Smokies.

If it’s seeing a wide spectrum of color that’s more to your liking, how about taking one of those scenic Sevierville helicopter tours? You can take a trip over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, or Gatlinburg (all different rates) and get a spectacular bird’s eye view of the Smokies fall foliage.

Take a horseback ride through the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Places like Douglas Lake View Stables provide horseback rides ranging from one half hour to four hours around beautiful Douglas Lake. It’s a great way to get back to nature and catch some of the fall colors you just don’t get to see from the road.

One of the newest ways to observe the fall colors is zipping down across the French Broad River and the new Wahoo Adrenaline Park in Sevierville. This zip line attraction offers a unique way to view fall foliage in Sevierville, which are really popping right now. Another local zip line adventure is located at Adventure Park at Five Oaks. Here, guests zip through the canopy of trees to the edge of the famed Parkway in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge. The course is located directly across the street from Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Mall. As mentioned, Wahoo Adrenaline Park is a unique way to enjoy the beauty of fall and an opportunity you find find many places. Marvel at the French Broad River as you zoom across, ride the Jet Boats and step out onto the world’s largest Glass Bottom Sky Bridge with the backdrop of the beautiful Sevierville fall foliage.

Late October Leaf Report

In Sevierville, the leaves are at or slightly past peak at the mid elevations from 3,000-5,000 feet. Impressive they most certainly are. We’re talking about red leaves that haven’t shown this much color in years, especially the North Carolina portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Trees in the highest of elevations are now considered past peak and look accordingly.

In the Smoky Mountains’ lower elevations, the color is there and coming into its own. A week after seeing the first frost of the season usually gets those leaves changing color rather quickly and its done that here. Tree species like the black gum, dogwood, sumac, and sourwood are showing redder than trees. Meanwhile, the tuliptrees, black walnuts, birch, beech, spicebush, and hickories are taking on a more golden hue. Taking in the time of year, the current weather conditions, etc., expect color to stay in area through early November if the weather keeps up its current pace.

While fall colors have past their peak in the high elevations, and many trees have already shed their leaves, the mid-level species are continuing to radiate bright hues and show spectacular fall color. Oak trees are just beginning to come out of their shell, with maple, hickory, and other trees offering up their brightest sides. Green has all but disappeared in the middle elevations. We’re not saying there aren’t a few trees hanging on, but good luck finding many of them.

If you’re wanting to get out and see some of the best fall color in the Smoky Mountains, make sure a trip down Newfound Gap Road is in your travel itinerary, or try the Blue Ridge Parkway traveling east to Asheville, NC, the Foothills Parkway East & West in Blount County, and Heintooga Ridge Road to Balsam Mountain Campground. If hiking is more your flavor, get out to Cades Cove and try the Rich Mountain Road Loop, Chestnut Top Trail, Smokemont Loop, Kanati Fork, and Sutton Ridge Overlook on the Lower Mt. Cammerer Trail.

Fall Weather in Sevierville

What’s the weather like in Sevierville during the popular fall months? Find out by clicking on any of our Sevierville forecast links.

It’s fall, the leaves are changing, the air is cooler and a bit crisper, hay rides and corn mazes are the flavor of the day, and people are pouring into the region to find out if everything they read and see in those beautiful Smoky Mountain pictures really do happen. To put it bluntly, this is THE time to be in the Smokies.

Fall in the Smoky Mountains and Sevierville means a lot of things from festivals to events to hiking and camping, and all those require a bit a of information on one singular aspect: weather.

On average, the temperature in Sevierville during the month of October is around 73 degrees, while in November it dips down a bit more to around 62 degrees. Those are some pretty ideal numbers for getting out and about and really enjoying some fall scenery. Meanwhile, lows during the overnight hours can dip to around 45 in October and 35 degrees in November. Just be sure to take that into account if part of your excursion includes camping.

October is also the least rainy month (2.46′) for Sevierville on average before creeping back up to around 3.5 inches for the month of November. Like the fall foliage, it’s a “catch me if you can” type of month for Sevierville.

Here are a few links to some helpful sites for Sevierville weather, especially if you’re planning an upcoming trip to the Smokies this fall or winter:

Check out the Weather Channel’s latest forecast for Sevierville, TN.

Accuweather’s up-to-date Sevierville forecast.

Looking for tips on the best time to catch the fall colors in Sevierville?

Yahoo! also gives viewers the Sevierville forecast and a weather radar map for the Southeast region.

Directions: Sevierville to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

How to get to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Sevierville.

If you’re vacationing in Sevierville likely one of your chosen destinations is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And before you say it’s just too hard to find your way around a new place, the route from Sevierville to the national park is basically a straight line.

So, let’s say you’re in downtown Sevierville. The parkway run parallel to downtown, so if you head west from anywhere downtown, you’ll take a left onto the parkway. From there, it’s a 15 mile drive through Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, keeping right at the fork for 0.7 miles as you leave town. Soon thereafter you’ll make a right onto Park Headquarters Road and travel another 0.4 miles to 107 Park Headquarters Road in Gatlinburg – the official entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Easy as that!

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is still recognized as the most visited park system in the country with around 10 million people coming through the half-million acre nature preserve each year. Due partly to the popularity of the national park, towns like Sevierville have grown and developed. Each offer the full range of lodging choices, fine dining and exciting attractions for visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville area. Continue reading “Directions: Sevierville to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park”

Hiking the Smokies – Hen Wallow Falls

The hike to Hen Wallow Falls is moderate but very rewarding at the end. The falls descend 90 feet to a pool below.

Just a short trip east along Interstate 40 is Cosby, TN, where you’ll find the hike to Hen Wallow Falls. It’s a short day trip from Sevierville that takes about a hour to reach the trailhead which is found just past the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Cosby side. From there it’s a 4.4 mile roundtrip to the the falls but totally worth it if you’re a fan of the Smokies and its natural beauty.

The trail itself can be steep and rugged to start out with but you’ll eventually pass through a growth of hemlock and rhododendron. Rock Creek will eventually come up on your right, and you’ll pass signage for a trail that leads to the Cosby Campground before crossing over Rock Creek.

Continuing on from the trailhead about a mile you’ll reach Messer Gap. Expect you see various other offshoots along the trail but keep on as you’ll eventually come to what was an old rock wall on the left of the trail. Most likely this was at one time a homestead.

A signed side trail at 2.1 miles leads to the base of the 90-foot Hen Wallow Falls by way of steep switchbacks. Hen Wallow Creek, which was only two feet wide at the top of the falls, dramatically transforms into a 20 foot falls at the base. In all, Hen Wallow Falls descends 90 feet from its small creek beginnings.

*Just a note, for some great winter photographs visit the Hen Wallow Falls in January when it freezes into an icy cascade.

Access Trail: Gabes Mountain

Trailhead: Park at the Cosby Picnic Area – near the entrance to Cosby Campground. From there, walk back along the road to the Gabes Mountain Trail.

Etc.: The hike is generally considered moderate in difficulty. It takes about 3-4 hours to hike to the waterfall and back. Hikers continuing on the Gabes Mountain Trail beyond the falls can enjoy an old-growth forest. Pets and bicycles are prohibited on the trail. Hikers are also prohibited from climbing on the rocks around the waterfall. Over the years, several people have died from falling off the rocks and numerous others have suffered serious injuries from climbing on the rocks near the waterfall. Due to mist and algae, the rocks aligning Hen Wallow Falls are extremely slippery. Children should be supervised closely at all times.

Easiest Way to get to Sevierville

Find out the best way to get to downtown Sevierville and the Smoky Mountains.

With so many attractions now opening in Sevierville like the Wilderness Waterpark, various zipline adventures and the like, it’s no wonder people are starting to ask how to get to Sevierville, rather than Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. That’s not to say people still don’t ask how to get to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, but it’s not uncommon to hear just as many people ask for directions to Sevierville.

Most visitors coming into Sevierville come one of three main ways – the first, Interstate 40, being the most used, easiest, and most well known. Coming from Knoxville east, or from Asheville, NC, west, travel along Interstate 40 until you reach exit 407 – Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Taking that exit, you’ll then travel south along Winfield Dunn Parkway (Hwy. 66) until you reach downtown Sevierville.

The next two routes are used pretty often but not nearly by vacationers coming to Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountains. From downtown Knoxville, you’ll travel southeast along U.S. 441 – Chapman Highway through Seymour, Tn until it becomes U.S. 411 and you reach downtown Sevierville. This route eventually turns the driver all the way eastbound as it approaches Sevierville.

Traveling north through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Interstate 40 from North Carolina to Tennessee you’ll eventually reach Newport, TN. Take exit 423A to U.S. 411/Hwy 35 traveling west on the Newport Highway. This will eventually turn into the Dolly Parton Parkway once you reach Sevierville.

*Fun fact: Sevierville is located within a day’s drive of over half the United State’s population.

Hwy. 66 Construction – Highway 66 is currently undergoing construction to add additional lanes in order to improve traffic flow into the area. To lessen congestion due to construction, the main parts of the construction are taking place in the evening and overnight hours. Two lanes are also being kept open at all times. Traffic is less congested during the week, so arriving and departing on weekdays will lessen your chances of waiting through construction.

Additional information on Hwy 66 construction can be obtained by calling the Sevierville Visitor Center at 1-888-738-4378. More information about the Hwy 66 Improvement Project can be found at Follow the project on Twitter at

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Hiking the Smoky Mountains

Some tips for a great hike in the Smoky Mountains.

With fall foliage about to reach peak color in the Smokies, it’s about time you tied up those hiking boots one last time this year and hit the trail. Don’t ya think?

Hiking the Smoky Mountains is one of the best reasons to visit Sevierville, TN. Just look up from any spot, and you will see picturesque views of the Great Smoky Mountains enveloping you. Downtown Sevierville itself is just a few short miles away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, home to more than 800 miles of hiking trails, and plenty of opportunities for you and your family to get closer with nature.

A quick hiking tip: Pick up a hiking guide for the Great Smoky Mountains when you enter town at the Sevierville Visitor Center located at 3099 Winfield Dunn Parkway (1.5 miles from I-40 Exit 407). Best of all, all purchases at this gift shop, which is operated by Great Smoky Mountains Association, benefit the national park.

Most Popular Hiking Trails
Abrams Falls – 5 miles; 340′ climb; moderate: a relatively flat trail leading to the 20′ falls
Arch Rock  – 2.5 miles; 400′ climb; easy; trail leads to an erosion-created tunnel
Chimney Tops – 4 miles; 1,335′ climb; strenuous; winds through a virgin forest to the Chimney Top pinnacles
Hen Wallow Falls – 4 miles; 520′ climb; moderate; good, short day hike to 95′ falls
Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail – 3,000′ loop, paved trail with educational exhibits and communications media Continue reading “Hiking the Smoky Mountains”