Rhododendron In The Great Smoky Mountains

Rhododendron Gatlinburg

Rhododendron in The Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, TN – Photo Courtesy of Hannah Schlicher Kilgore

Rosebay Rhododendron in bloom.  These are a unique Rhododendron that bloom more some years than others, and no one really knows why.  This photo was taken by  Hannah Schlicher Kilgore on Jakes Creek  You can see this from Meigs Mountain Trail footbridge.   The Meigs Mountain Trail is in Elkmont and is about 9 miles from Elk Springs Resort Gatlinburg Cabins.