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 Smoky Mountains National Park 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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  • Breathtaking! The hike up to the summit was well worth the time and effort. The view almost brought me to tears at the awesomeness of God’s art work. Definitely a must!  more »
  • We were staying in Asheville and came across this when searching for a good place to watch the sun set. We drove the hour and 15 mins and made it there by 5:30. We hiked up the easy trail (to the...  more »
  • 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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