Charlies Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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  • Great hike-not too far from Sugarlands Visitor Center. You start the trail by walking the AT. In my opinion it wasn’t clearly marked, but I read a book that helped me along the way. The hike is pretty...  more »
  • I’ve already hiked Mt. LeCont, so I thought I could start checking off a few more hike boxes on the Appalachian Trail. Charlie’s Bunion is a little challenging, but the views from the top are absolute...  more »
  • ....as far as safety concerns at the end, 'warnings' shouldn't have to be posted...you are hiking in the mountains on a primitive trail, common sense should be in use...there are no hand rails, just a...  more »
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  • Well worth the hike, approx 3.5 hours return if you stay at the lookout for any length of time. Great views at lookout. Make sure you wear proper trekking shoes, we saw a heap of under prepared tourists attempting this trail in sandals and ballet flats!
  • This was the highlight of my vacation to the Smokies. My girlfriend and I have a strong bond over hiking but we have both yet to challenge ourselves to an 8 miles roundtrip hike up & down a mountain. If you are concerned about the trail I will say we had to break and we were lapped by an older couple.. Go at your own pace and start early (7AM - less traffic and more wildlife presence - did not see any bears) I am 26 and I highly recommend a pair of walking sticks to keep your back straight. Take a meal or snacks to eat at the Bunion. Have fun and be safe!
  • Charlies Bunion is about 10 mile hike, round trip.
  • Beautiful View and the trail is fairly easy. Tons of photo opportunities
  • Amazing views, worth the hike!
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