The mountain laurel at Kings Gap is spectacular. If you want to see it, you need to get there in the next couple of days. In fact, I would encourage everyone to come out to Get Outdoors Day tomorrow, June 9th. As part of your visit, you might take a hike out to the Scenic Vista Overlook where the mountain laurel are just reaching their peak. There are several possible routes to the overlook area--check out the Mountain Laurel Trail map. The small red circles are possible jumping-off points The large red circle is the target area. My favorite route is from the mansion area along the Scenic Vista Trail, and then cutting over to the Buck Ridge Trail for the return trip. I must warn you that there is a very steep and rocky downhill section of the Buck Ridge Trail.