Wander Through the Wildflowers this April!One of the best parts about spring in the Smokies is exploring the abundance of wildflowers and budding greenery that will surround you as you embark on a grand adventure in the Smokies. Hike through any of the countless trails featured in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and get up close to nature and the assortment of wildlife you will encounter.
Plan a trip to stay in one of our Pigeon Forge cabin rentals during April 19-23 and enjoy the 66th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Smokies! The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is an annual five-day event in the national park. This unique treat offers professionally guided programs, which explore the region’s rich wildflowers, wildlife, ecology, culture, and natural history through walks, motorcades, photographic tours, art classes, and indoor seminars. Most programs are outdoors in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offering you one of the best ways to experience the mountains!
The wildflowers will of course be on display in the beautiful Smoky Mountains all spring, so even if you miss this spectacular event be sure to embark on a hike through the Smokies to see this beautiful display. Check out this hikes to get the best views of wildflowers this spring:
In late April and into early May along Ace Gap, look for yellow trillium, beard tongue, Solomon's seal, spiderwort, fire pink, hawkweed, pink lady slippers, Catesby's trillium, yellow mandarin, rue anemone, wild geranium, little brown jugs, Robin's plantain and flame azalea.
Rich Mountain Loop
For one of the most diverse selections of wildflowers in one hike, adventure around Rich Mountain Loop. During this spring months enjoy mountain laurel, flame azalea, purple phacelia, rattlesnake hawkweed, yellow ragwort, violets, sweet shrub, wild geranium, blackberry, four leaf milkweed, everlasting pea and butterfly weed.
Spring beauties are usually the first to bloom on this trail in March. Throughout the spring, you can find white trillium, bloodroot, yellow trillium, hepaticas, violets, Jack-in-the-pulpit, bishop's cap, purple phacelia, fire pink, star chickweed and wild stonecrop. During the late spring and early summer period, look for hairy beard-tongue, rattlesnake hawkweed and squawroot.
All of our Pigeon Forge cabins are conveniently located to the national park! Embark on adventure through the Smokies and enjoy the abundance of wildflowers this time of year.