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Charlies Bunion via Kephart Loop

Bryson City, North Carolina



14.14 miles

Elevation Gain

3671 ft

Route Type



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Charlies Bunion via Kephart Loop is a loop trail located near Cherokee, North Carolina. This is a longer version of the Charlies Bunion hike starting from the Newfound Gap parking lot. The added benefit of this longer loop is the opportunity to see more of the Great Smokey Mountains! You'll pass between the Lower and Upper Grassy Branch and criss cross between North Carolina and Tennessee. 

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