Spring in the Great Smoky Mountains can be unpredictable, with warm temperatures changing suddenly to cold and rainstorms arriving with little warning. Late spring yields warmer temperatures and milder weather with lots of beautiful flowering plants throughout the lower elevations of the park.
Spring Monthly Temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
|March||56F / 29F|
|April||65F / 36F|
|May||71F / 45F|
Things to See in Great Smoky Mountains In Spring
Spring Activities in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Popular Spring activities in the Great Smoky Mountains include:
- Hiking the Appalachian Trail.
- Driving the Cades Cove loop road.
- Fishing for trout along the parks streams.
- Spotting wildlife.
Interested in what Great Smoky Mountains is like during other times of the year? Check out our Great Smoky Mountains Seasons & Weather page to learn more about which season is best for your visit to the park. Our personal favorite is Fall but Spring can be nice as well.
Great Smoky Mountains by Season
The Great Smoky Mountains Film
This video is the culmination of two weeks exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We chose Great Smoky Mountains as our second ever park film because of it’s extraordinary display of fall colors, it’s incredibly diverse wildlife population, and it’s prominence as the most visited national park in the country. This film was shot entirely in 4K UHD.