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Top 5 Spring Hikes

Oh Spring! It is time to hit the trails and take in every thing the mountains have to offer with our guided hikes. If you are looking for great views, gorgeous wildflowers and critter sightings, then check out our favorite spring time trails. Make sure to tag us on your favorite social site so we can see your spring discovery! 

(all half-day hikes)

Blackberry’s Blair Gap:
5.2 mile loop. Moderate to strenuous. For those who ask “where can we get a great view on Blackberry’s trails?” This is the trail for great selfies and instagram pics. Make sure to tag us @blackberryfarm. This hike also features streamside hiking and gorgeous wildflowers.

Chestnut Top Trail (GSMNP):
2- 8.6 mile options. Moderate to strenuous. This trail is renowned for spring wildflowers and a favorite for photographers.

Thunderhead Prong and Shut-In Creek Manways (GSMNP):
Moderate to strenuous. An off-the-grid hike through a virtual garden of Eden, not for the faint of heart! Plan to get your feet wet with numerous creek crossings. Wildflowers in abundance and rollicking streams await!

Little River/Cucumber Gap loop (GSMNP):
5 mile loop. Easy to moderate. A comfortable stroll along the Little River in the historic Elkmont Valley. This is a moderate ascent and descent of Bent Arm Ridge that returns alongside noisy Jake’s Creek. You will see waterfalls, wildflowers, and historic structures along the way.

White Oak Sinks (GSMNP):

4 miles. Easy to moderate. Reopened for the Spring show of beauty! This “fenster” or geologic window back in time is an easy- to-moderate foray into a wildflower Shangri-La. Complete with towering trees, abysmal caverns, and a mysterious disappearing waterfall.