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jduncan7998
12-30-2011, 17:30
How difficult of a hike is it from Newfound Gap to Charlies Bunion? How many hours round trip does it usually take?

Brock
12-30-2011, 17:33
Did the heavy lifting for you... http://lmgtfy.com/?q=newfound+gap+to+charlies+bunion

http://www.hikinginthesmokys.com/charliesbunion.htm
http://www.thebackpacker.com/trails/tn/trail_322.php
http://www.southeasternoutdoors.com/public-lands/national-parks/smoky-mountains/newfound-gap-charlies-bunion.html
"One of the most scenic hikes in the Smoky Mountain. this trip takes you over four miles of the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail. This hike can be done as a day hike or as an easy over-nighter, camping at the Icewater Springs Shelter. "

Hikes in Rain
12-30-2011, 22:08
That's cool!

wornoutboots
12-31-2011, 00:48
it's an easy hike, I'd say 5 hours & your safe, I would hit the side trail the the Jump Off. Enjoy, & try to do it a time where the crowds are low. Winter is the best time to hike out there : O )

Chaco Taco
12-31-2011, 10:45
Easy hike. Fun. Fall is awesome

Rain Man
12-31-2011, 11:32
... I would hit the side trail the the Jump Off. ...

I'll second the side trip to the Jump Off, which I did last month. Allow an extra hour, but nice. You get to look down on Charlie's Bunion. :)

Most AT hikers would consider the hike from Newfound Gap up to Charlie's Bunion to be "easy" as a day hike. Weekenders might consider it "moderate." I think 2 miles per hour would be a reasonable hiking speed estimate.

Rain Man

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Rain Man
12-31-2011, 11:33
Did the heavy lifting for you... http://lmgtfy.com/?q=newfound+gap+to+charlies+bunion

Love it! LOL

Rain:sunMan

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Chaco Taco
12-31-2011, 12:03
Well if we are talking extra miles, def do the boulevard up Leconte. Can stay at the shelter on top and then head to Charlies and back the next day.

BlackCloud
01-02-2012, 15:49
Excellent hike; not difficult by AT standards.

dlittle
01-02-2012, 15:56
Keep an eye on the weather if you are going this time of year.The gap road is fatten closed due to snow and ice. Make sure you vehicle has gas and som extra supplies in case you get stick up there overnight.If you do have snow, the scenery is great.