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eric-grizFrom Newfound Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2014

eric-griz

Hiked an icy Appalachian Trail from Newfound Gap. Nice views of frost covered trees and line of clouds from the Jump Off. Then it was on to Mount LeConte.
Posted Feb 10, 2014 10:40 am

tiogaWinter Storm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2013

tioga

Climbed it from Newfound Gap just as winter storm 'Electra' was baring in. I was pretty well soaked by the time I got back. I didn't go to the Jumpoff as there was no use. I wasn't going to get a view regardless.
Posted Dec 21, 2013 7:53 am

WoodswalkerMount Kephart  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Woodswalker

Enjoyable hike with nice views.
Posted Oct 30, 2013 1:12 am

mountainhareTo the Jumpoff  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013

mountainhare

Hiked the Jumpoff trail over the summit, but haze rapidly rushed in between my visit to the Bunion and the Jumpoff. No views but the cliff was impressive to sense up close.
Posted Sep 5, 2013 9:26 pm

CMStinsonnice afternoon hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2011
My son and I hiked the standard route from Newfound Gap to the top via the spur trail to the Jumpoff. We had a great hike and enjoyed the views from the Jumpoff as well as other spots along the way.
Posted Jul 5, 2011 8:06 pm

mlandau3Via Spur Trail From The Boulevard  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006

mlandau3

Climbed LeConte on the same trip
Posted Jan 7, 2011 8:53 pm

mattdalmanJump Off Spur Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

mattdalman

Bagged Kephart on the way to the jump off.
Posted Oct 20, 2009 10:54 pm

sprossedaMy first Smokies sixer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 1996

sprosseda

Went to the jumpoff in January with rime frost covering all the trees. Spectacular 1,000 ft cliff covering in ice. White covered mountains, vast rugged jungle wilderness and 80 mile visibility gave me a long lasting impression that day. This started me on exploring all the high mountains of the south. Very nice!
Posted Oct 7, 2009 12:13 pm

MarkDidierVia Alum Cave/Boulevard

MarkDidier

We hiked it via Alum Cave and then taking The Boulevard back to the AT. We took the side trail to The Jumpoff. The Jumpoff is very very impressive.
Posted Jul 29, 2008 9:33 pm

captainbuudaBagged?Tagged?! Whatever  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2008

captainbuuda

To the top and over to the jump-off, which is a truly awe inspiring sight that definitely rivals Charlie's Bunion. Very easy little side hike off of the AT on the way to Le Conte or the Bunion.
Posted May 9, 2008 5:31 pm

shanahan96kephart  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2007

shanahan96

sidehiked kephart after charlies bunion with jamie. views weren't available so we passed on the jumpoff. the trail back to newfound gap was extremely icy and very dangerous. we each fell a couple of times.

jamie
Posted Dec 23, 2007 1:53 pm

gwave47Mt. What?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

gwave47

So apparently I bagged this peak 8 months ago with Charlie's Bunion and did not realize it. I had no idea that it was actually a named mountain until I decided I wanted to bag Kephart and saw that it's location was on the AT between Newfound Gap and Charlie's Bunion. Interesting to find out I've already hiked it.
Posted Jul 8, 2007 12:21 am

Bam-Bamlucky day
Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2006

Bam-Bam

icewater was empty except for two guys, but later heard that kephart shelter was filled with 14, good thing we decided to stay.
Posted Jan 7, 2007 6:24 pm

sopwith21Route Climbed: AT Date Climbed: 3 November 2005  Sucess!
Beautiful climb and well worth it. Several lookout points offer great views.



However, neither the AT nor the Boulevard trail actually go over the true summit of Mt. Kephart. If you're a peak bagger its important to know that the trails split prior to reaching the summit. For complete information on this, see our detailed trip report which will be submitted soon on this site.



Stephen Skinner

Olivia Skinner
Posted Nov 7, 2005 12:33 pm

Alcas24Route Climbed: A.T. Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2005  Sucess!

Alcas24

Climbed solo on my birthday in conjunction with LeConte and Charlies Bunion. Started at Newfound Gap and used Boulevard and AT. Quite a bit of snow on the trail and did not see a soul the entire day, extremely rare for the Smokies. As a bonus, saw 3 elk while driving out of the park towards Cherokee. A most excellent birthday.
Posted Nov 3, 2005 1:54 am

CortezRoute Climbed: AT Date Climbed: August 19, 2005  Sucess!

Cortez

This was an easy 6 mile round-trip hike from Newfound Gap. The views from the summit were extremely limited. We continued on to the "Jumpoff which was much more impressive.



Hiking party:



Jennifer Booker

Michael Booker
Posted Aug 23, 2005 11:10 am

sshankleRoute Climbed: AT from Gap Date Climbed: Winter 02/03  Sucess!

sshankle

Just a bump on the AT. Go on to the Bunion or over to Leconte...
Posted Mar 3, 2005 3:40 pm

Tbacon251Route Climbed: The Appalachain Trail Date Climbed: May 1996  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 1996

Tbacon251

This was an easy climb. I reached the top on the same day as Charlies Bunion.
Posted Nov 3, 2004 4:49 am

BobSmithRoute Climbed: The Appalachian Trail. Date Climbed: Many times, latest 10-10-2004  Sucess!

BobSmith

I've hiked over Mount Kephart a number of times since I turned 16 in 1974. I was hoping to get some nice photos of the vistas on this trip, but the weather did not cooperate and I was faced with fog, mist, and thick clouds. It means I'll have to return as soon as I can.

Posted Oct 12, 2004 10:54 pm

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