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Safety Warnings posted?

....as far as safety concerns at the end, 'warnings' shouldn't have to be posted...you are hiking... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2018
Tom K
Dont miss it

Amazing hike. Words cant describe the views. Only one bad section on the way up from 0.5 miles in... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2017
faithnglory
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Tyrone, Georgia
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

....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 as on most hikes on trails in the world.(absent at most...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2017

Amazing hike. Words cant describe the views. Only one bad section on the way up from 0.5 miles in to 1.5 miles as your climbing uphill around the mountain and every one of the 5-6 blind curves makes you think this section is over. Get...More

1  Thank faithnglory
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Let me start by saying I am 73 and my wife is 68. We do hike every week, but had not done an 8 miler before. This is a great and also challenging hike, but worth every step of the way. We watched several You...More

7  Thank Gene A
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

And yet, I'm doing it anyway. Uh, I'm not much of a hiker, nor am I much of a sightseer. The hike -- from the Newfound Gap, an 8-mile round trip -- was moderately rigorous. It was worthwhile. I am glad the trails were not...More

2  Thank TheCrazyCam
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

My husband and I wanted a new hike since we've done many of the over-crowded touristy trails in the Smokies many times before. The 8 miles out and back to Charlie's Bunion seemed like a bit more than I could handle (we originally planned to...More

2  Thank Sheri H
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

I'm not giving this a full 5 stars because it was absolutely rainy and foggy the day we went. Not anybody's fault or anything but we didn't get to experience this trail in it's full glory so that's why I'm not able to give it...More

1  Thank Carson T
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

We were in Knoxville for a wedding, and we almost skipped this hike as I had read of the need to start early and also about how crowded the park was in the summer. (Knoxville was also very hot and humid while we were there.)...More

1  Thank Charles S
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

This was my very first stop on my first visit ever to the Smoky Mountains and I was spoiled -- a great hike up and back with fantastic views in nearly every direction! I don't know what can top sitting up on the bunion eating...More

2  Thank Susanna C
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed this hike. It is quite rocky in some areas but worth every minute of it. It was cool being on the Appalachian Trail and seeing the icewater spring shelter that the thru hikers stay in. It was foggy when we...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

My husband and I loved Charlie Bunion and would definitely hike it again. It ties with Ramsey Cascade and Alum Cave Bluffs as our favorite hikes due to the panoramic views, length, and interesting features encountered during the hike. When we got back back to...More

2  Thank Brenda S
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