Waterrock Knob, Maggie Valley

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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  • Stopped for lunch out of our cooler. Didn't expect to hike, but took the .5 mile trail. It was perfect for us. Wanted to get out of the car for a bit and a great view from the top. Hike was...  more »
  • Pretty hike. It is strenuous for a novice hiker. Views were clear. Check in at visitor center for info.  more »
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  • 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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