Charlies Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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  • 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 seve...  more »
  • 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 gla...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »

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Inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, choose between developed campgrounds where you can pitch your tent by your car and access restrooms and showers, or more primitive vehicle-accessed campgrounds. The park also offers accommodations in a permanent structure at LeConte Lodge, which is accessible via five different hiking trails. (There is no car access; you must hike in to use this lodge.) For a wider array of lodging options, stay in Gatlinburg. Serving primarily as a resort gateway to the park, the town offers various styles of accommodation, from national chain hotels to mountain lodges to small inns. Most places lie within 8 km (5 mi) of the park's entrance.
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