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Very Cool, Even on a Cloudy Day

This was our last hike on our last day of vacation in the Smoky Mountains. We previously visited... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Christie Y
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Better views than Charlies Bunion

We did the Charlies Bunion hike on a Sunday in late April. Since we were not tired from the hike... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2017
pingaroo
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

This was our last hike on our last day of vacation in the Smoky Mountains. We previously visited the Newfound Gap overlook and discovered this trail, so this side started with the 1.7 mile Sweat Heifer Trail then to the Boulevard Trail junction. We didn't...More

Thank Christie Y
Reviewed May 9, 2017

We did the Charlies Bunion hike on a Sunday in late April. Since we were not tired from the hike, we decided to do the side trip to the Jump-off on our way back to Newfound Gap. The Jump-off Trail is 0.6 mi/1 km roundtrip...More

1  Thank pingaroo
Reviewed March 2, 2017

First time on 02/24/17- agree with the moderate rating. Less than ten areas where the path was beyond a normal step height, requiring some reaching. We were on the way to Charlie's Bunion and did that first. Coming back, headed to the Jump-Off although we...More

Thank Rose P
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Honestly, this was our favorite hike of the trip. We were on our way to Charlies Bunion and took the route to go see the Jump Off, and are very happy we did this. The trail itself is beautiful, and the views when you get...More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed July 17, 2016

The hike to the Jump Off is just over 3 miles one way. It's a challenging hike for someone with limited hiking ability. But the view is a-maz-ing!! Be prepared. Allow plenty of time and enjoy the views on the way up and the way...More

Thank GreLaBlu
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We went here after hiking to Charlie's Bunion, and we enjoyed this spot more! The hike up is a little difficult, but you get great views when you get there. It's also usually quiet and less people go here. There are drop offs so if...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is a 6.5 mile round trip out and back trail. The trailhead for this hike starts in the Newfound Gap parking area. You will be making a steady climb as you travel eastbound along the Appalachian trail. Unlike many of the wooded hikes in...More

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