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26 mi 41 km of trail 3 Runs

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 7 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

At Newfound Gap, visitors will enjoy great scenic view from the large parking area. At an elevation of 5,046 feet, Newfound Gap is the lowest drivable pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nearly a mile high, Newfound Gap is significantly cooler than the surrounding lowlands and receives much more snow. Temperatures at the gap may be 10° F or more cooler than in the lowlands. The Appalachian Trail (AT) crosses over Newfound Gap Road along the state line between North Carolina and Tennessee which is marked here.

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Gems in Newfound Gap - 1

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gem Favorite Mount LeConte after a winter storm on the AT. Clouds hug the ridges and hoarfrost covers the trees.

Charlies Bunion

(42) Gatlinburg, TN

Runs in Newfound Gap - 3

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Favorite Mount LeConte after a winter storm on the AT. Clouds hug the ridges and hoarfrost covers the trees.
Intermediate

Charlies Bunion Out and Back

8.0 mi 12.8 km • Loop • 1,632 ft Ascent 497.37 m Ascent

(90) Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Mount LeConte after a winter storm on the AT. Clouds hug the ridges and hoarfrost covers the trees.
Intermediate/Difficult

Charlies Bunion via Kephart Loop

14.5 mi 23.4 km • Loop • 3,599 ft Ascent 1097 m Ascent

(7) Cherokee, NC
Favorite Stream in the Smoky Mtns.
Intermediate/Difficult

Great Smoky Mountains Peak Loop

26.6 mi 42.8 km • Point to Point • 6,507 ft Ascent 1983.19 m Ascent

(5) Gatlinburg, TN

Trails in Newfound Gap - 5

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5.4 mi 8.7 km #1Boulevard Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
5.4 mi 8.7 km Gatlinburg, TN
3.7 mi 6.0 km #2Sweat Heifer Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cherokee, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
3.7 mi 6.0 km Cherokee, NC
0.3 mi 0.5 km #3Spruce-Fir Nature Trail
Easy
Gatlinburg, TN
Easy
0.3 mi 0.5 km Gatlinburg, TN
14.0 mi 22.5 km #4Thomas Divide Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cherokee, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
14.0 mi 22.5 km Cherokee, NC
2.3 mi 3.7 km #5Road Prong Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
2.3 mi 3.7 km Gatlinburg, TN

Photos of Newfound Gap - 30

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Mount LeConte after a winter storm on the AT. Clouds hug the ridges and hoarfrost covers the trees.
Feb 5, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Charlie's Bunion, Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Jul 19, 2017 near Gatlinburg, TN
Charlie's Bunion
Jul 19, 2017 near Gatlinburg, TN
Hoarfrost covers a tree after a winter storm on the AT. It's beautiful in the winter.
Feb 5, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
View from Newfound Gap parking lot.
Sep 2, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
View from the trail by a rock outcropping.
Jun 11, 2017 near Gatlinburg, TN
Charlie's Bunion looking out across the snow covered valley.
Feb 5, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Great Smoky Mountains Viewpoint
Sep 3, 2015 near Gatlinburg, TN

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