Spring Wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains

Spending your spring in the Smoky Mountains after a long, blustering winter is the perfect way to feel rejuvenated and inspired. What makes spring in the Smokies so captivating? That’s easy- it's the wildflower bloom. 

When you book a cabin in the Smokies, you want to feel like you have left the bustle of day to day life and are transported to a peaceful, picturesque respite. The wildflower blooms make sure after your cozy cup of coffee, you can feel like you are walking through a painting. Some of the most commonly found wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains are unique flowers like Lady Slippers, Bishop’s Caps, Trout Lily, and Wild Strawberry flowers. 

Find the list of spring wildflowers here, and see which ones you can spot on your visit!  

Through events like the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, you can count on seeing fields of Spring Beauties, Bloodroots, Wild geraniums, and Crested Dwarf Irises. This week-long festival consists of programs and guided walks/hikes through the park so you get the most of your visit. 

If you would rather opt for independent hikes, there are several suggested wildflower walks that you can take just a few steps from your cabin! Hikes around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are the best for seeing the over 1500 different kinds of flowering plants in the national park. 

For the best wildflower walks near your cabin, take a look at Abrams Falls, LeConte, and the Gatlinburg Trail- all taking you on a tour of the spring blooms with sweeping views along the way. 

Not one step is without a piece of nature worth capturing in a picture.