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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  • Beautiful ride up to the parking lot. Last couple of miles gravel road. Last half mile was muddy-clayey due to overnight rain. Drive carefully. It’s a loops hike up about 1.5 miles. If you want to do....  more
    Beautiful ride up to the parking lot. Last couple of miles gravel road. Last half mile was muddy-clayey due to overnight rain. Drive carefully. It’s a loops hike up about 1.5 miles. If you want to do....  more »
  • This a fantastic hike and place to visit. Only about .7 mile hike to top. Beautiful 360 degree view of many many mountains. Sunset is beautiful and full moon nights are especially beautiful. Dog... 
    This a fantastic hike and place to visit. Only about .7 mile hike to top. Beautiful 360 degree view of many many mountains. Sunset is beautiful and full moon nights are especially beautiful. Dog...  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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