The right bank of the road going down to Little Falls always has clumps of Bluets (Houstonia caerulea).
This is a good year for them.
Once at the rail trail, I strapped a tripod on my back and grabbed my macro lens and ring flash.
The first flowers that I saw were Spring Beauties (Claytonia virginica), which were everywhere. Here's an interesting shot of some poking through the leaves. Unfortunately you can't see their foliage here, but you do get a relatively rare double-bloom.
Near an old coal mine portal, the hillside was full of Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria).
These look like they're being hung out to dry.
While looking unsuccessfully for Jack-in-the-pulpits, I did find some nice Trilliums. Here's a close-up of the Red Wake-Robin (Trillium erectum):
There was also a more common White Trillium. At first, I thought that they may be the white variety of the Trillium erectum, but I read that they are supposed to have dark purple gynoecium. I guess that makes this one a Great White (Trillium grandiflorum):
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