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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  • Awesome hike! Camped on the side of the summit. Got super cold at night due to the month we camped in and the wind! Amazing views. Overcrowded on weekends, but still worth it. Keep on the trails pleas...  more »
  • Awsome hike up maxx patch into hot springs. Going to do it again so if someone wants to try it call me. 828 Two 73.7154. Peace!  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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