Pigeon Forge rod run traffic can be a headache. No matter if you’re a first-time rod run attendee or a seasoned car show pro, you might find the following tips helpful when navigating the sea of chrome and classic cars that you’ll find in lining the Parkway during a Pigeon Forge rod run! Are you planning a trip to Pigeon Forge for a rod run this spring? From a schedule of Pigeon Forge rod runs to hotel and lodging information, you can find all the information you need to make this year’s events memorable at PigeonForgeRodRuns.com.
Pigeon Forge Rod Runs Traffic Tips
Stay on the Parkway
Traffic can be very heavy during a Pigeon Forge car show. Make getting around easy by chosing a Pigeon Forge hotel on the Parkway, the main drag that connects most Smoky Mountain attractions. This way, you can walk to the car show, to dinner and to any other activity! Traffic lights along the Pigeon Forge Parkway are numbered. Memorize the traffic light number closest to your hotel. This will help you understand your location and distance in relation to attractions and restaurants.
Bring Comfortable Shoes
The easiest way to avoid the gridlocked traffic that often comes with a rod run is to walk! The Parkway sidewalks make it easy to get around and see the sights! Bring comfortable walking shoes and count on hoofing it around Pigeon Forge! It’s a great way to see the cars and attractions up close and get a little exercise at the same time!
Go For A Morning Drive
Our experience proves that its easiest to get around early in the morning on car show weekends. Make the most of the reduced traffic by taking a scenic drive through the Smokies! We love cruising down Wears Valley Road, through Townsend and more. If you are feeling adventurous, considering following “The Tail of the Dragon” down U.S. 129 into North Carolina. This path isn’t for the faint of heart: Driving the 11-mile road is very curvy, difficult and challenging for most people. There are 318 curves in the 11 mile journey!
Take A Walk
Take advantage of Pigeon Forge’s crisp mountain air and get some exercise! The Pigeon Forge Parkway is a straight, six-mile strip and is very pedestrian-friendly. Take a walk and get the most out of Rod Run season by seeing the local sights on foot. Need a mobility aid? Take a look at our community resources page and also check out handicap friendly hotels in Pigeon Forge.