Boogerman Trail

Waynesville, North Carolina

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This hike delivers national-park-level scenery on the east end of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Explore an assortment of pioneer homesites, old-growth trees, and mountain streams. And you will be very familiar with the streams, first heading up Caldwell Fork. Turn up Palmer Branch to visit Robert “Boogerman” Palmer’s homestead. Pass big trees, then descend Snake Branch with more homesites, rich with relics and big trees, too. Hike back down Caldwell Fork, crossing it on numerous fun footlog bridges that enhance your looks at the crystalline Carolina stream.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This hike delivers national-park-level scenery on the east end of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Explore an assortment of pioneer homesites, old-growth trees, and mountain streams. And you will be very familiar with the streams, first heading up Caldwell Fork.

Turn up Palmer Branch to visit Robert “Boogerman” Palmer’s homestead. Pass big trees, then descend Snake Branch with more homesites, rich with relics and big trees, too. Hike back down Caldwell Fork, crossing it on numerous fun footlog bridges that enhance your looks at the crystalline Carolina stream.

© 2017 Johnny Molloy /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Waynesville
Distance: 7.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 107 Park Headquarters Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738, (865) 436-1200, nps.gov/grsm
Local Maps: Great Smoky Mountains National Park; USGS Cove Creek Gap, Dellwood
Driving Directions: Directions to Boogerman Trail

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