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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Great Day hike

This is one of my favorite day hikes in the Smokies. It's a very popular hike and for good reason. The views from the top are amazing! Great for pictures and sweeping views of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
arichard1129
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Kettering, Ohio
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Kettering, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite day hikes in the Smokies. It's a very popular hike and for good reason. The views from the top are amazing! Great for pictures and sweeping views of the mountains. Starting from the Newfound Gap parking area, it's about 8 miles round trip. It took my wife and I about 4 hours total. 2... More 

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's the most challenging trail for me to hike. It took 8 miles (round trip). The path was difficult at first then it became moderate. Finally when you reach the top, you will get the great view.

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Thank Chalairat S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wore hiking boots and brought hiking sticks which helped our feet a lot!!! We took a lot of pictures from the top of the rocks, and I got a bit daring taking photos from the 2nd set of rocks which is a bit dangerous with the drop off below. The trail is strenuous at times but a great workout... More 

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Thank Kev-Tam-J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a nice hike of moderately-strenuous intensity with a fabulous view when you get there. You can continue onward a ways back to the AT if you wish as well, and there are more overlooks further on. It's not a "crazy" hike in terms of intensity and is a great "dayhike" thing. Do be prepared for crowds however, even... More 

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Thank Tickerguy
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

wonderful hike, not too long in distance, excellent views- go early to beat all the traffic on the trail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Not much to add about this hike other than to suggest folks be sure not to just hike to the bunion and head straight back. The trail extends around the front of the bunion overlook back to the appalachian trail...and there are a couple of well used man ways on that short section of the AT that go to overlooks... More 

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Republic, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We really enjoyed the hike to Charlies Bunion. We started right as the sun was coming up, so we could hopefully avoid the crowd, and it worked. We didn't see hardly anyone until are way back down. Great view from Charlies Bunion and just a really nice hike.

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Minneapolis MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The park ranger recommended this hike as it was a nice distance (8 miles) for a day hike, and offers a beautiful panoramic view at Charlies Bunion. I really enjoyed the fact that the hike is on part of the Appalachian Trail. It was fun to talk with some of the hikers on the Trail that were going the full... More 

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Went to this trail on advice of the nearby visitor center when Alum trail was closed. It was a great hike, not for a beginner or you won't be able to walk the next day! It's about 8 miles round trip, so inclines and declined which rounded the hike out. I hiked during a rain storm and never thought I'd... More 

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Greensburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We heard about this place from other hikers on another trail. It is about 8 miles round trip (if you don't take the off shoot trail to The Jump Off, which we did). It's not too bad a hike because the trail goes up and down, but I would still say it is a little challenging. At one point you... More 

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