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Nice hike, majority uphill

Great hike-not too far from Sugarlands Visitor Center. You start the trail by walking the AT. In my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marissa E
Margate City, New Jersey
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Mountain Hike #2

I’ve already hiked Mt. LeCont, so I thought I could start checking off a few more hike boxes on the... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Ronald M
Millington, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 uphill, I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners!...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

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 absolutely worth it. You can see Mt. LeCont and the...More

Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 2 January 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

1  Thank Tom K
Reviewed 20 October 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
Reviewed 13 September 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
Reviewed 30 August 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

3  Thank TheCrazyCam
Reviewed 18 August 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
Reviewed 8 August 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
Reviewed 6 August 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
Reviewed 2 August 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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