Charlies Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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  • ....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 »
  • 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 y...  more »
  • 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 »
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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!
  • Beautiful View and the trail is fairly easy. Tons of photo opportunities
  • Amazing views, worth the hike!

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