The Gatlinburg Trolley in front of Sidney James Mountain Lodge

Everything You Need to Know About Riding the Gatlinburg Trolley

When staying at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge, one of the great benefits is the Gatlinburg Trolley stop right outside of our front door! This means that our hotel guests can simply leave their car in our lot and ride around town on the trolley rather than dealing with traffic hassles and parking fees! If you are new to the town’s trolley transportation system, here is everything you need to know about riding the Gatlinburg Trolley:

Gatlinburg Trolley Routes

Gatlinburg TrolleyThe Gatlinburg Trolley has over 20 trolleys to service both locals and visitors. You can conveniently access a trolley just about anywhere in town! We will set you up with an interactive trolley map at our hotel so you will know arrival and departure times throughout your stay. There are 3 Gatlinburg trolley routes: Red, Purple, and Blue. Learn more below:

Red Route: The Red Gatlinburg Trolley Route starts at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and services River Road, part of Ski Mountain Road, the Parkway from Traffic Light No. 1 to Traffic Light No. 8, the Airport Road Area, Park Vista Hotel, Cherokee Orchard Road, Baskins Creek Road, and Woliss Lane, before returning to Parkway at Traffic Light No. 6.

Purple Route: The Purple Route serves the Gatlinburg Welcome Center, Westgate Resorts and Parkway between Traffic Lights No. 1 and 5.

Blue Route: The Blue Route serves East Gatlinburg along US Highway 321 and Parkway between Traffic Lights No. 3 and 5.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is the central hub for the Gatlinburg Trolley system, and all Gatlinburg trolleys stop at the aquarium, so riders can change their routes to reach their destinations.

Fare Information

Gatlinburg Trolley driving by Ober GatlinburgAnother great thing about the Gatlinburg Trolley system is that it is a bargain to ride! In fact, it’s completely free to ride. Although there used to be a fee to ride, the Gatlinburg Trolley is now completely free. Riding the Gatlinburg Trolley is a great money-saver. Not only can you save money on gas, but you can save money on parking!

Trolley Stop at Sidney James

One of the best parts about staying at Sidney James Mountain Lodge is that there’s a Gatlinburg Trolley stop right outside the front doors of our main lobby. Our hotel puts you within walking distance to some of the most popular attractions in the area, and the rest you can ride the trolley to! The convenience of our trolley stop is just one of the many incredible amenities you’ll get to enjoy when you stay with us. We also have indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, a Poolside Cafe, an outdoor scenic picnic area, an exercise room, guest laundry, and more!

Check out all of our hotel rooms in the Smoky Mountains today to take advantage of the convenient Gatlinburg Trolley stop in front of our hotel! We look forward to seeing you soon at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge!