April 17, 2023
With more than 1,500 different kinds of flowering plants growing throughout Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you won’t have to go far to enjoy an amazing wildflower experience. Here are a few of the best places to see spring wildflowers in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Crested dwarf iris
White fringed phacelia
Cades Cove is one of the best places in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see wild daffodils and jonquils.
Gregory Bald is known for its incredible views, made even more spectacular when the flame azaleas reach peak bloom around mid-June.
White Oak Sinks is found along the Schoolhouse Gap Trail in Townsend. During spring, the area comes to life with thousands of wildflowers.
A variety of spring wildflowers can be found around Clingmans Dome in the spring including trillium, violets, bloodroot and dutchman’s breeches.
Located in the Tremont area, Middle Prong Trail is an amazing waterfall hike where you'll see violets, crested dwarf iris and trilliums along the way.
Located in the historical district of Elkmont, Little River Trail runs parallel to the Little River with patches of rhododendron that can be seen along the lower portion.