Boogerman Trail

Waynesville, North Carolina 28785

Boogerman Trail

Boogerman Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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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Trail Information

Waynesville
Nearby City
7.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 107 Park Headquarters Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738, (865) 436-1200, nps.gov/grsm
Local Contacts
Great Smoky Mountains National Park; USGS Cove Creek Gap, Dellwood
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Jul 2018