Spring is finally here, so we officially kicked off the hiking season with a trip to Collins Creek Quiet Walkway. Not what most people think about for hiking, but we had been on this short trail before in the summer and saw that it had great Spring wildflower potential. So, we went back today, and we certainly weren't disappointed! I love the little quiet walkways in the Smokies - they're great leg stretchers, usually very quiet without a lot of people, and give everyone an opportunity to experience a taste of the Smokies. The trail was packed with trilliums, violets, chickweed and all sorts of beautiful flowers. We heard a lot of birds as well, but unfortunately, they were so high up in the trees, we couldn't get a good shot of them. But we still scored BIG in the wildfiower department on this trip. Definitely recommend this short hike if you're in the area.