Don't stress about finding parking. Relax and enjoy a shuttle ride from local communities to park destinations. Most shuttle services run March through October.

Please contact one of the authorized shuttle companies listed below to book your transport. Schedules and routes vary. Several companies offer stops at popular destinations such as Newfound Gap, Alum Cave Trailhead, and Chimney Tops Trailhead. Visit the websites below for details.
Park staff cannot book your shuttle for you.

Authorized Shuttle Providers:

Laurel Falls parking area, October 2021
Laurel Falls Trailhead parking area.

Why take a shuttle?

  • Parking is on a first come, first served basis. Having a valid parking tag does not guarantee a specific parking spot in a specific location or for a specific time frame.

  • It's busy here and parking is limited. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is consistently the most visited national park in the country. Did you know more people visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park than Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Yosemite combined? Demand for parking often exceeds capacity at the most popular destinations in the park.

  • Alum Cave Trailhead – 69 total parking spaces

  • Chimney Tops Trailhead – 34 total parking spaces

  • Rainbow Falls Trailhead – 48 total parking spaces

  • Grotto Falls Trailhead – 17 total parking spaces

  • Laurel Falls Trailhead – 39 total parking spaces

  • Newfound Gap Overlook – 141 total parking spaces

  • Clingmans Dome – 167 total parking spaces

Last updated: March 31, 2023

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