• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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  • Trail Advisory

    Several trails in the park are temporarily closed. Please check the "Backcountry Facilities" section of the Temporary Road and Facilities Closures page for further details. More »

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 04/15/2014, 04/16/2014, 04/17/2014, 04/18/2014, 04/19/2014

    Location: Gatlinburg and throughout the park | Map Time: 7:00 AM

The Smoky Mountains are a haven for spring wildflower enthusiasts. Join us for hikes, walks, lectures, and programs (both indoors and outdoors) on mountain wildflowers, wildlife, ecology, and cultural history. Search for salamanders, learn about aquatic insects, visit an air quality monitoring station, go on wildflower, fern, or tree identification walks...the list goes on and on.

For information about this year's pilgrimage, including schedule, and fees, please visit http://www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org