“Park your cares and ride with the bears!” — Pigeon Forge Mass Transit motto
Riding the Pigeon Forge Trolley — decked out with adorable black bears — is a tradition that has been experienced and enjoyed by many families over the years. Between the convenience of not having to fight Parkway traffic, budget-friendly pricing, the nostalgic feeling of a trolley ride, and 100+ stops in Pigeon Forge plus parts of neighboring Sevierville, the Pigeon Forge Trolley is an incredibly popular and easy way to get around on vacation in the Smokies.
When you want to get out of your cabin rental and explore the bustling Parkway — filled with restaurants, shops, attractions, and events — park near a trolley stop and spend the day hopping on and off the trolleys at the many places you want to visit in and around Pigeon Forge, TN. On the trolley routes, pass Dolly Parton’s Stampede, The Old Mill, Patriot Park, Tanger Outlet Center at Five Oaks, Dollywood, mini-golf courses, fun arcades, go-kart tracks, and so much more!
Note: In response to COVID-19, the trolleys for Pigeon Forge Mass Transit are currently running from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. along 3 routes that include North/South Parkway, Wears Valley, and Gatlinburg Welcome Center. Please be aware this could mean longer delays between stops.
Trolley Routes & Maps
Around 40 Pigeon Forge trolleys run along 6 different routes, transporting millions around the area every year. Trolley route times can vary depending on traffic flow, especially during holiday weekends, parades, and car show days. Keep that in mind when making any reservations or plans, and be flexible and patient! To make planning your day easier, the City of Pigeon Forge provides a virtual GIS map as well as a PDF map you can download or print.
North Parkway | 20-25 minutes
The North Parkway trolley begins at Patriot Park and travels north through Pigeon Forge. From there, it goes on to the city of Sevierville and north to the Governor’s Crossing, Walmart, and back south again to Patriot Park.
South Parkway | 20-25 minutes
The South Parkway trolley leaves from Patriot Park, then heads east to Teaster and north to Jake Thomas, making a stop at the LeConte Convention Center. Next, it continues south to traffic light #6 on the Parkway, then turns westbound onto Pine Mountain Road. The trolley travels to the Mainstay Suites before going back to the Parkway. Then it travels to the south city limits, home to Dolly Parton’s Stampede, before returning to Patriot Park.
Gatlinburg Welcome Center | 25-30 minutes
The Gatlinburg Welcome Center trolley starts at Patriot Park and travels non-stop to the Gatlinburg Welcome Center just outside of Gatlinburg before returning to Patriot Park. Note: Gatlinburg’s public trolley schedule can affect the hours of operation for this trolley route.
Dollywood Trolley | 15-20 minutes
The Dollywood Trolley travels back and forth between Patriot Park and Dollywood continuously throughout the day. It starts 30 minutes prior to the park opening and runs until all known guests have been returned to Patriot Park.
Dolly’s Splash Country | 15-20 minutes
The Dolly’s Splash Country trolley travels back and forth between Patriot Park and Dolly’s Splash Country, as long as the park is open.
Wears Valley | 40-45 minutes
The Wears Valley trolley departs from Patriot Park and moves north on Teaster Lane, through the Pigeon River Crossings/Riverview Mall area to traffic light #2. From there, the Wears Valley trolley goes to Community Center Drive, Sand Pike Boulevard, then Wears Valley Road, where campgrounds and other businesses reside. It continues westward toward the Pigeon Forge city limits before turning around to head back to Patriot Park along the same route.
You can purchase day passes (colored wristbands) at the Pigeon Forge Mass Transit office; passes do not work for the neighboring Gatlinburg Trolley system. If you prefer individual fares, simply pay at each boarding. Pigeon Forge Mass Transit drivers can only accept exact change, so be prepared ahead of time. If you’re only going to 1 or 2 stops, individual tickets are great, but the day passes are the best deals if you’ll be visiting a few different places. Either way, hop aboard the trolleys in Pigeon Forge at a transit bear sign or shelter!
All-day Pass — $3
North Parkway — $1
South Parkway — $1
Gatlinburg Welcome Center — $1
Dollywood — $2.50
Dolly’s Splash Country — $2.50
Wears Valley — $1
Children 3 and under — FREE
Sunday – Saturday | 8:30 a.m. to midnight | early March through October
Sunday – Saturday | 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. | November and December
The Pigeon Forge Trolley is CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
Trolley Station & Parking
Where is the Pigeon Forge Trolley Station? It’s nestled in the Old Mill District on Old Mill Drive with a large parking lot, where you can easily spot many trolleys. FREE parking is available here and at the Municipal Parking Lot (with 1500 spaces) on Teaster Lane nearby. By the way, if you just want to go to Patriot Park from the Municipal Parking Lot, it’s free!
All of the Pigeon Forge trolleys are wheelchair-lift equipped. If you have a mobility impairment and are unable to get to a trolley stop, you can make reservations for a paratransit van the day before by calling Pigeon Forge Mass Transit at 865.453.6444. Fare to ride a paratransit van is $1 per person each way. Additionally, one personal care attendant for a passenger with limited mobility may ride for free.
The Paratransit Service is a curb-to-curb, demand response transportation service for the mobility impaired in the Pigeon Forge and Sevierville area. Curb-to-curb service means the van will not drive onto private property but must stay on public streets and areas. Drivers are allowed only to assist passengers in wheelchairs on and off the vehicle.
Cabins Close to the Parkway
Save even more cash on transportation when you choose a cabin rental that’s close to the Parkway. You’ll be able to drive into town within minutes and be trolley bound in no time! Pigeon Forge TN Cabins has 450+ cabin options ranging from 1-16 bedrooms and budget friendly to luxury — fit for any group! We even have pet-friendly cabins, so your fur babies can relax while you hop around town on the trolley.
Want ace amenities? We have plenty! Soak tired muscles in the bubbly hot tub after shopping all day, splash around in the private indoor pool anytime, watch movies in the theater room with surround sound, and play games (like pool, air hockey, foosball, and arcade classics) in the rec room.
Many of our cabins also have homey conveniences that include king-size beds, high speed Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, a gas/charcoal grill, and a washer/dryer. Best of all, you can choose from mountain, wooded, river, and city views to enjoy while hanging out at the cabin in between riding the Pigeon Forge Trolley to fun destinations in town!