Waterrock Knob, Maggie Valley

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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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  • Waterrock Knob is the best place to visit on the Parkway. If you are visiting Maggie Vally, The Smoky Mountains or western North Carolina, this iis the best place for 360 degree views, excellent... 
    Waterrock Knob is the best place to visit on the Parkway. If you are visiting Maggie Vally, The Smoky Mountains or western North Carolina, this iis the best place for 360 degree views, excellent...  more »
  • Great overlook but is quite exhausting. Walk takes 30 minutes at a slow pace. Goes uphill about 500 feet. Slopes paved area, then steps, then rocky steps and rocky pathways, up up and away. But WELL.....  more
    Great overlook but is quite exhausting. Walk takes 30 minutes at a slow pace. Goes uphill about 500 feet. Slopes paved area, then steps, then rocky steps and rocky pathways, up up and away. But WELL.....  more »
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  • Hike a little steeper than I expected, but worth it.
  • Plane crash is interesting People died in this crash respect it

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