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Free to Ride Gatlinburg Trolleys on the Parkway

Free to Ride Gatlinburg Trolleys on the Parkway

Visitors and local residents can board the specially designated Gatlinburg trolleys at no charge along numerous stops on the Parkway this summer.

For a sixth season, the City of Gatlinburg will offer free trolley service to residents and summer visitors along the length of the Parkway during the peak tourist season. The shuttle service will extend from traffic light #1 at the north end of town to light #10 at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The free open-air trolleys will operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily from Friday, June 17 through Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. Approximately 800,000 patrons use the Gatlinburg trolleys annually, making it the fifth-largest mass transit system in the state. It originated in 1980 with only six trolleys, but the fleet has now grown to 20-plus trolleys servicing approximately 50 miles in and around Gatlinburg and surrounding areas.

For more information about the Gatlinburg Mass Transit System, visit There you can find routes, an informational video, or track the current location of Gatlinburg Trolleys en route via a GPS Trolley locator.

Passengers can hop aboard the Gatlinburg Trolleys all day long for just $2 a day with unlimited access to the Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow and Green Trolley Routes. The $2 pass is sold at City Welcome Centers, City Hall and the Mass Transit Center, plus numerous Gatlinburg lodging facilities. All Gatlinburg trolleys are handicap accessible.

For further information, call the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-588-1817 or visit our website at

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