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.Make Waterrock Knob part of your personalized Maggie Valley itinerary using our Maggie Valley trip itinerary builder.
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.
Waterrock Knob reviews
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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