Charlies Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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#7 of 8 in Trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Charlies Bunion is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Make Charlies Bunion a centerpiece of your Great Smoky Mountains National Park vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Great Smoky Mountains National Park family vacation planner.
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  • 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 wh...  more »
  • 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 hum...  more »
  • 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 sittin...  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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