Shuttle Service To Be Offered Inside GSMNP
On the heels of the “Park It Forward” program requiring parking passes on vehicles that park for more than 15 minutes in the national park, Great Smoky Mountain National Park officials are announcing a partnership with several Sevier County businesses to offer shuttle services inside the park. Shuttles will pick up and drop off at popular destinations like Alum Cave Trail, Laurel Falls Trail, Chimney Tops Trail, Trillium Gap Trail (Grotto Falls), Rainbow Falls trail, and Clingmans Dome. Officials say that visitors who choose not to ride a shuttle should come prepared with alternative destinations in case they do not find available parking at their desired location. Cooler times of the year, mid-week, and early mornings or late afternoons they say are the best times to secure parking. If you want to ride a shuttle, park officials say that you should contact the shuttle companies directly. Those shuttle companies are:
AAA Hiker Shuttle – A Walk in the Woods – Great Smoky Mountains Eco Tours – and Smoky Mountains Rides all in Gatlinburg…plus Rocky Top Tours in Pigeon Forge.