Charlies Bunion via Appalachian Trail
This is a moderate in-and-out trail to Charlies Bunion in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The hike is actually a section of the Appalachian Trail (AT).
Most of the hike on the AT is tree covered, and the scenery is very pretty. Around Charlies Bunion, there are clear views, offering some of the best long-distance sights in the Park!
There is excellent parking and clean restrooms at Newfound Gap. It is an extremely popular spot, however, and on sunny weekend days, you should arrive early to make sure you get a spot to park.
Most of the trail is ok, and children can do it with assistance. Be extremely careful with young children in the area around Charlie's Bunion. There are very steep drop-offs that could be very dangerous.