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 Mountain View and worth getting up early to see the sunrise! The gravel road, up the mountain, in the dark, was a bit challenging so be prepared.  more »
  • A magical place where heaven and earth collide. Endless views that are always changing. Easy hike up to the top.  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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