Waterrock Knob, Maggie Valley

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Must see · 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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  • Steep but easy hike up to mountain top. Lovely views. Optional hike to plane crash is worth it but definitely hard. My husband and I are in decent shape but we had a rough time on the way back...  more »
  • A short ride from Maggie Valley on the Blue Ridge Parkway has wonderful overlooks, breathtaking views. The Knob has a visitors center, with a short but steep walk to the top. The views are well...  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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