DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
597 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

trail running

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer

This is one of the best wildflower trails in the Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s relatively long and has some significant elevation gain (at least from the perspective of a 60+ hiker). But it’s worth it.

I’ve counted at least two dozen species along the trail and there are probably more. The highlights are both pink and yellow Ladyslippers and the rare Shooting Star

If you want to see Ladyslippers go the first week of May. If you want the see a meadow full of Blue Phlox go in mid-April. The wildflower show is generally over by mid-May.