There’s a troll bridge in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains are rich in history and full of hidden gems.

Through the sands of time, these lost landmarks become something of whimsical fantasies.

An old spring house becomes a fairy house. A trail connection becomes a hidden, abandoned tunnel.

And an ordinary stone bridge becomes a moss-covered troll bridge.

This troll bridge is located in the Elkmont region of the Great Smoky Mountains, which is arguably one of the most history-rich regions of the national park.

Troll Bridge
How to find the Elkmont troll bridge in the Great Smoky Mountains

The Little River trail is in the heart of the historic Elkmont area, and it’s the best way to find the antique, moss-covered troll bridge.

To get to the bridge, take a side trail that you will find to the right of the Little River trail, about 100 feet in.

The side trail will take you through the forest until you reach a bridge. This bridge is unmarked and is over a small creek.


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