Waterrock Knob, Maggie Valley

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Waterrock Knob is a mountain peak in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the highest peak in the Plott Balsams and is the 16th-highest mountain in the Eastern United States.
The mountain is a popular destination with tourists and amateur hikers, as it is easily accessible from the parkway. A visitors' center is located near its summit and a hiking trail leads to its top. The hiking trail and visitors' center are manned and maintained by the National Park Service, part of the United States Department of the Interior.

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  • This location offers great views and adventure from both the parking lot, where the restrooms and visitors center are located, and from the trail summit going up the mountain. The elevation at the...  more »
  • We were there in the late afternoon so the sun was against photos from one side where we were supposed to see several states. The other direction the view was beautiful. Nice restrooms and picnic...  more »
  • Very steep. If you have small children you won’t be able to use a stroller. Child carrier backpack is the best thing to make it to the top.
  • Beautiful stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Public restrooms, guide/tourist building and great, moderately challenging hike to the top. Would go again!
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