TO CHARLIES BUNION
Join us on this both beautiful and historic hike to Charlies Bunion. During this hike you will learn about and see some of the most breathtaking views the Smoky Mountains are famous for. The hike is one of the most famous in the park and for good reason. After traversing capitulating mountain shoulders, peaceful wooded areas and intermittent elevated views this hike terminates at a large boulder perched on a cliff face. At this point you will completely understand why this hike is so famous! After the photo opportunity and a chance to take in the views as well as some nutrition it will be time to head back.
Once you have completed this 8 mile trek you will have some bragging rights. You are no longer someone that just looked at the Appalachian trail. You have now hiked a 4 mile section of it. You have just had a day of splitting the Tennessee and North Carolina border and have hiked in both states.
This 8 mile round trip hike should be considered strenuous. Prior to participating you should know that you are healthy. You should know that preexisting conditions will be a factor. You should be physically fit enough to accomplish this 8 mile hike with elevation.
The cost for this hike is $200 for two hikers or $85 each for 3 or more hikers. There is a limit of 10 people per group. Good boots/hiking shoes, socks, water and snacks are a must. Good trekking poles are strongly suggested on this trail! Hikers will meet at GSM Outfitters at 7:00 am.
We will ask you to sign waivers and settle up and you will meet your guide. We will provide you with some high end Sumatran coffee, an Erin Baker breakfast cookie as well as a 20% off discount card for GSM Outfitters for any purchases. The card is good for 2 weeks so while you are in town anytime you need something from GSM Outfitters save 20% off regular priced items.