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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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  • My husband, dog and I did the 1.4 mile hike at Max Patch. While it was a little hard to find, it was well worth the adventure on the dirt roads to get there. When we arrived, we did the hike starting ...  more »
  • This is a little hard to find - but WELL worth the off the beaten path trip. We went on a clear, sunny day and you can see for MILES in all directions and it is part of the Appalachian Trail so we saw...  more »
  • So, this review is not really even going to be fair -- because the day of our visit, extreme fog rolled in about 10 minutes before or arrival to Max Patch! If I am one day able to see the view, I am s...  more »