Use our Trip Guide to plan your Smoky Mountains Spring Vacation. Spring is a great time to visit the Smoky Mountains as it the least crowded time of the year. If you enjoy less crowded and easy to access destinations, this is the time for you. All of the popular destinations, like Cades Cove, Alum Cave Trail, and Clingman’s with little to no crowds.
Smoky Mountains Spring Vacation – Waterfalls
Check out one of the gorgeous waterfalls in the Smokies:
With so many to chose from we can help you make an educated decision. Laurel Falls which are named after an evergreen shrub which blooms along the trail and near the falls in May. This 2.6 mile hike is rewarded with a beautiful waterfall at the top of the trail. The trail does have some steep drops so proceed carefully. The trail is paved all the way to the Falls so if you have small children with you for the hike, a stroller will be a good idea. Great views and lots of fun.
Abrams Falls is located in Cades Cove and is only about 20 feet high. Large volumes of water that pour from the fall will be well worth the hike. A Lovely pool of water can be found at the base of the fall. The waterfall and creek get there name from a Cherokee chief whose village once stood several miles downstream.
Another favorite of ours is Cades Cove. Yes, the cove is a great place to visit any time of the year, but Spring is special. Cades Cove located just minutes from Townsend Tennessee is one of the most popular destinations in the Smoky Mountains. Known for An abundance of natural resources, wildlife and spectacular views, it’s a true paradise.
Smaller crowds mean that you will be able to explore more in less time. In addition, the wildlife in particular bears are quite active. Late spring and early fall are particularly good times to visit if you’re looking for bears.
Smoky Mountains Spring Hiking
Hiking in the Smokies during the spring will invigorate your soul. Fresh air, beautiful sights and plenty of space to relax. The trails in Cades Cove will provide you with majestic scenery no matter which way you go. While many of these trails are considered to be a bit more difficult, there are options for everyone. Make sure to do some research and choose the best hiking trail that works for you and the family.
Some great hiking options for a Spring Hike are:
– Abrams Falls Trail. View of Abrams Falls
– Alum Cave Trail
– Charles Bunion Trail
– Chimney Tops Trail
– Rich Mountain Loop
– Gatlinburg Trail
– Laurel Falls Trail
Spring is a splendid time to visit The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We invite you and your family to stay with us at the Highland Manor Inn in Townsend, TN. We have a room with a view ready for you. In addition, our hospitality is second to none.
Call us to book a room or with any questions you may have regarding your vacation:
Call (865) 448-2211