Get the Best Spring Views from the Top of Clingmans Dome

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park might be at its busiest in the summer, but spring in the Smokies is a sight that has to be seen to be believed. The whites, purples, and browns of winter are replaced with every shade of green, with wildflowers adding further color as summer draws closer. Take it all in from Clingman’s Dome, the highest point in the Smokies, which makes for a great family vacation or spring great getaway. Book one of our Pigeon Forge cabins and enjoy the beauty and solitude of spring in the Smokies.

Spring Panoramas Are Best in the Smokies

Clingman’s Dome is the highest point in the Smokies, the tallest peak in Tennessee, and the highest elevation on the entire Appalachian trail. Although a number of great trails take you to and from the observation point at the summit, it’s also great for young families and inexperienced walkers as it’s only half a mile from the parking lot up a paved path to the tower. At the top, you will be able to see range after range of the Smokies in spring blossom in every direction.

This half mile is part of more than 800 miles of trails in the Smokies, from the world-famous Appalachian Trail to short nature hikes. Spring in the Smokies is the perfect time for hiking, with cool temperatures making walking even more enjoyable, waterfalls flush with melting snow, and beautiful flowers carpeting the ground. Some of these wildflowers can only be seen in the Smoky Mountains!

Explore the Smokies from Pigeon Forge Cabins

Whether you are tackling a few miles or 20, Pigeon Forge cabins make for a great base camp when hiking in the Smokies. Come stay for a few days or a week over spring break in March or come for all or part of National Park Week from April 20-28. With cabins for up to 16 and prices that are much more affordable than you might expect, we have something that is perfect for your group, family, or romantic getaway.

You can even stay at a cabin inside the national park, with options ranging from an adorable one-bedroom to one of the most deluxe cabins in the Smokies. Gorgeous Cuddle Up is great for a romantic getaway, even if you are bringing the kids. It features a cozy living room with fireplace and flat-screen television, a jacuzzi, and a wraparound porch with hot tub.

For a larger family or a couples’ weekend, Wandering Bear Lodge is a great choice. There are two king and two queen bedrooms, plus four bathrooms, making it a spacious option for up to eight. Its modern interior will appeal to those who enjoy the great outdoors but enjoy elegant lodging, while multiple common areas with flat-screen televisions, a hot tub, and full kitchen offer additional options.

The opulent Smokies Edge is nearly booked up for spring, but can still be yours for a few select dates. Guests enjoy one of the largest patios in the Smokies, with an outdoor fireplace and an extra-large jacuzzi. It also has its own movie theater with a 92-inch screen and cinema-style seats, two other fireplaces, and large landscaped back lawn.