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Appalachian Trail: Newfound Gap to Davenport Gap

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Distance: 30.4 miles


This 30.3-miler in the Great Smokies leads to picturesque panoramas including Charles Bunion, a popular 5,736-foot bald.
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Shelters: Icewater Spring Shelter: sleeps 12; privy. Pecks Corner Shelter: sleeps 12; privy. Tri-Corner Knob Shelter: sleeps 12; privy. Cosby Knob Shelter: sleeps 12; privy. Davenport Gap Shelter: sleeps 12; no privy.

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Tami Russell
Nov 29, 2013

So far, this hike is the highlight of my backpacking experience! This well-maintained section of the AT undulates past numerous breathtaking views of the Smokies stretching out into North Carolina and Tennessee. There's a spectacular photo opportunity at Charlie's Bunion where you can climb out onto a rock precipice and fell like you're on top of the world. The shelters along the way are quite nice and each has a privy for convenience and a fireplace for warmth on those chilly high country evenings. Passing over Mount Guyot and through what once was a helicopter pad offers another opportunity to bask in the panoramic views so characteristic of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This hike is a must-do, and shelters spaced evenly approximately 10-12 miles apart make it possible for even relatively inexperienced backpackers. Give it a try--you'll be so very glad you did!

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