Max Patch, Hot Springs

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Max Patch is a bald mountain on the North Carolina-Tennessee Border in Madison County, North Carolina and Cocke County, Tennessee. It is a major landmark along the Tennessee/North Carolina section of the Appalachian Trail, although its summit is located in North Carolina. It is known for its 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains, namely the Bald Mountains in the immediate vicinity, the Unakas to the north, the Great Smokies to the south, and the Great Balsams and Black Mountains to the southeast. A small parking area is located near the summit with a short loop trail.
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  • Gotta love this place. I hiked the Appalachian Trail through here, but highly recommend for anyone. Parking lot nearby. Bring a kite!  more »
  • You can't beat the views from here. Miles in every direction. IT gets really busy on the weekends so if you are planning on going, plan for full parking. If you are hiking from here along the AT, have...  more »
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  • Excellent short hike and camping spot for couples or families!
  • Stunningly beautiful! Just use plenty of bug spray, and take some water. 360° views of blue mountains.
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