There will be more than 150 programs this year.
Registration begins on March 9. Fees for adults are $25.00 for one day; $40.00 for 2 or more days. Student fees are $10.00 for one or more days and children under 12 years of age are free.
For more information, visit www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org or phone 865-436-7318 (ext. 222).
The Smoky Mountains are home to more than 1600 species of flowering plants. Wildflowers explode during the brief window just prior to trees leafing out and shading the forest floor (from about mid-April thru mid-May).
The following is a sample of some of the wildflowers you could possibly see:
Check out Southern Appalachian Wildflowers. This would be a nice companion to have during the pilgrimage to help you identify the many wildflowers you'll be seeing. This field guide features wildflowers from the southern tip of the Appalachians in Georgia and Alabama to the Blue Ridge Parkway and includes Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Please click here for more information.
HikingintheSmokys.com Detailed information on trails in the Smoky Mountains; includes trail descriptions, key features, pictures, video, maps, elevation profiles, news, and more.