Tennessee is Home to a Whimsical Troll Bridge Inside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
And you don't have to pay a toll to cross this troll bridge!
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
There is so much to do and see inside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. My husband and I love to visit the area because there is so much to do. From enjoying all of the fun touristy activities on the main strip in Gatlinburg to getting away to a cabin in the mountains, it's the perfect place to vacation to really feel like you're getting away. One of our favorite things to do is take the day and head into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We like to load up a cooler with sandwiches, fill up our water bottles, and spend the entire day exploring nature.
And there are so many incredible things to see inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, like Cades Cove, the Elkmont Ghost Town, and plenty of stunning sites and trails! Did you know you can even visit a troll bridge inside of the park? It's true!
The Troll Bridge Inside of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Normally when you hear about a troll bridge, you think of a bridge in a forest that is protected by a troll. Usually, to cross the bridge you have to pay the troll or answer the troll's riddle. Thankfully, this troll bridge doesn't have a troll protecting it, so you can visit it whenever you want! It is however covered in moss which gives this bridge a whimsical look.
According to TheSmokies.com this particular part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known as Elkmont, and there is a lot of history in the Elkmont region, and some even believe the area to be haunted. There is even a ghost town in the Elkmont area which you can see photos of below, and read more about, here.
Here is a video with great directions on how to get to the troll bridge.