Mount Kephart Climber's Log

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Foxen - Jun 28, 2021 6:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2021

Mt. Kephart Summit  Sucess!

Summit Made at 1:30 PM June 26th 2021. no real markers, just a sudden grassy/vegetative area which is quite lovely while on the way to the jump off. 6217ft elevation according to all trails tracker.


cascadescrambler - Aug 27, 2019 11:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 1997

Kephart  Sucess!

Day hike from Newfound Gap


chmoore577 - Aug 16, 2019 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2019

Kephart  Sucess!

From Newfound Gap


technicolorNH - Nov 14, 2018 7:34 pm Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2018

Quick jaunt  Sucess!

Seventy five minutes from Newfound Gap on a crummy weather day. No views to speak of except on the way back when it started to clear up somewhat. When the BRP is closed the Smokies trailheads are still accessible though.


larvitar - Jul 13, 2018 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2018

Wall Of Cloud  Sucess!

Tagged the summit of Kephart at the apex of a ~24-mile-round-trip hike up from Cherokee Orchard via Rainbow Falls, Mt. LeConte, and the Boulevard. Continued on to the Jumpoff in the hopes of seeing a view worth the trip... but nope. As I told the family of foreign tourists I met at the viewpoint, they don't call them the Smokies for nothing.


corsair - Jul 17, 2017 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2017

Solo hike in the morning  Sucess!

Started solo at 7AM from Newfound Gap. Summited on my way to the Jump-Off via the AT and Boulevard Trails. Eerie and beautiful hike at that time of day!


TonyNS - May 17, 2016 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2012

Spring summit  Sucess!

Summitted on a awesome sunny day o the way to the jump off while doing a trek on the AT. Great Views and a fun hike


indianabob - Nov 30, 2015 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2015

Jumpoff Bound  Sucess!

Passed over this summit on the way to the Jumpoff.


eric-griz - Feb 10, 2014 10:40 am Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2014

From Newfound Gap  Sucess!

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.


tioga - Dec 21, 2013 7:53 am Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2013

Winter Storm  Sucess!

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.


Woodswalker - Oct 30, 2013 1:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Mount Kephart  Sucess!

Enjoyable hike with nice views.


mountainhare - Sep 5, 2013 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013

To the Jumpoff  Sucess!

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.

CMStinson - Jul 5, 2011 8:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2011

nice afternoon hike  Sucess!

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.


mlandau3 - Jan 7, 2011 8:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006

Via Spur Trail From The Boulevard  Sucess!

Climbed LeConte on the same trip


mattdalman - Oct 20, 2009 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

Jump Off Spur Trail  Sucess!

Bagged Kephart on the way to the jump off.


sprosseda - Oct 7, 2009 12:13 pm Date Climbed: Jan 5, 1996

My first Smokies sixer  Sucess!

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!


MarkDidier - Jul 29, 2008 9:33 pm

Via Alum Cave/Boulevard

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.


captainbuuda - May 9, 2008 5:31 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2008

Bagged?Tagged?! Whatever  Sucess!

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.


shanahan96 - Dec 23, 2007 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2007

kephart  Sucess!

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.



gwave47 - Jul 8, 2007 12:21 am Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

Mt. What?  Sucess!

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.

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