Friends’ guided hike explores the SmokiesWritten by Admin
Learn how the Boogerman Loop got its unique name, walk along old stone walls that once protected gardens and home sites, and visit towering hemlock and tulip trees on the next guided hike with Friends of the Smokies at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 19.
Hiking enthusiast and author Danny Bernstein will lead this 8.6-mile hike along the Boogerman Loop, interpreting the cultural history of the area. The hike is moderate in difficulty, and has a total elevation gain of 1,800 feet.
Participants will gather to depart from Waynesville. The meeting location will be specified upon registration. Hikers should come prepared with food, water and appropriate hiking gear for the all-day excursion.
A donation of $35 to go to the Friends’ Smokies Trails Forever program is requested and includes a complimentary membership to Friends of the Smokies. A donation of $10 is requested from current Friends of the Smokies members. Members who bring a friend hike for free.