Wildflowers, Waterfalls, and Warblers at Hen Wallow Falls

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Saturday May 6

8:00 AM  –  3:00 PM

We'll enjoy the singing woodland birds as we hike to Hen Wallow Falls in the Cosby section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  We hope we can hear wood thrush and scarlet tanagers along the way.

Guide: Keith Watson

Activity Rating: Moderate - At this Branch Out hike, you will have a medium-impact experience requiring some extended periods of physical exertion.

Distance: 4.8 miles

Meeting Location: Cosby Amphitheater

Settings & Terrain:

  • Mountainous trails
  • Some steep ascents and descents
  • Potential hazards, including exposed roots, downed trees, and rocks
  • Potential wildlife presence, including large fauna, insects, and snakes

 Personal Considerations:

This Branch Out event is designed for hikers who:

  • are comfortable with extended periods of exertion
  • can independently navigate physically challenging and unplanned situations
  • are comfortable climbing over or under trees and crossing waterways
  • possess the skills and gear required to be safe on the trail, even during inclement weather

 Recommended Gear:

  • Comfortable and sturdy shoes or boots.
  • Food and plenty of water.
  • Binoculars if you have them.

 AllTrails Map: View map

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 Event Disclaimer: This information has been designed to be as accurate as possible; however, all programs are subject to change for multiple reasons, including weather.


How Our Fees Work

Member Fee: $65

If you have an Individual membership and would like to bring a spouse/partner, please upgrade to a Family membership prior to ticket purchase.

Hemlock members: your discount will be applied at Checkout.

Please note: Hemlock Individual memberships are limited to one registration per Branch Out event. Hemlock Family members are limited to two registrations per Branch Out event. No-shows may result in future registration cancellations.

Guest Fee: $100

As a member, you are encouraged to bring along a guest. This fee includes admission to this event and an Individual Buckeye membership for your guest.

Non-Member Fee: Not available. Branch Out events are offered exclusively to GSMA members. Please purchase a membership prior to joining this event.

Questions about this event? Call 865.436.7318 extension 257 or 349 or email our Membership Department.

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