Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Charlies Bunion is a mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, characterized by a large boulder-like protrusion just below the summit on its otherwise-sheer northern face. The mountain is a rare instance of standing on a bare-rock summit in the Smokies. Most of the peaks in the Smokies are covered with trees and vegetation that makes it hard to get a uninterrupted view. The Appalachian Trail (AT) leads you from Newfound Gap to Charlies Bunion over about 4 miles. You will get to pass by a heavily used AT shelter called “Ice Water Springs Shelter”. Then as you go past the spring I recommend getting a taste of what real water taste like, you will not want to ever drink anything else.
Charlies Bunion rises to an elevation of 5,565 feet above sea level, and is situated along the state line between Tennessee and North Carolina. This hike is very easy to access and enjoy, we recommend it for the whole family.