Spring in the Great Smoky Mountains can be unpredictable, with temperatures changing suddenly and rainstorms arriving with little warning. Spring brings a beautiful display of wildflowers to the park and vibrant greens to its forests.
Winter in the Great Smoky Mountains sees occassional snow and temperatures ranging from the upper 20’s to the upper 50’s. Winter is marked by fewer crowds and a more solitary and quiet park experience.
Fall is without a doubt the best time to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Vibrant fall colors dominate the park’s serene landscapes, elk herds are rutting in the valleys, days are cool and nights are chilly, and it all feels just right.