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 Smokies 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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  • The road to Max Patch is gravel and dirt, but the trees along the road were fabulous with fall color. The drive and the hike up to the view were well worth it.  more »
  • My husband, my puppy dog, and myself took a hike to Max Patch. Although I wasn't wearing the right clothes or shoes (I had on leggings and Toms) the hike wasn't bad at all. Plus once you reach the top...  more »
  • Yes, the gravel road to this site is tedious but well worth the spectacular view at the top of the bald mountain. There are two paths to the top, one that curves around to the left from the parking ar...  more »

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