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Great views all around!

The day we hiked up to the top the trail was muddy, but the views from the top made the messy walk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andy S
Knoxville, Tennessee
Unbelievable panoramic view!

Walking up to the Max Patch is well worth the effort. The incredible view is certainly a sight to... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Maryville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The day we hiked up to the top the trail was muddy, but the views from the top made the messy walk up the hill well worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andy S
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Walking up to the Max Patch is well worth the effort. The incredible view is certainly a sight to see. Bring your lunch and soak in the beauty while up there. 360 degrees of mountain ranges. Easy parking at base of mountain. The Appalachian Trail...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pam19532014
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We drove 2 and a half hours to hike up to Max Patch, and it was well worth it for the view! It is one of the easiest hikes we’ve ever done with the GREATEST view we’ve ever had at the top. We took other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 876sarau
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable view any time of the year! So beautiful and blessed to be close enough to visit here! Easy hike to summit & don’t miss the town of Hot Springs!

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed October 28, 2018

It's a beautiful spot with some of the best 360 views in NC. Unfortunately, that doesn't always attract those who respect the land. On a Monday, the mountain was littered with gallon water bottles, sleeping bags, tents, you name it, but it was simply left...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank avlhome
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I got married on top of Max Patch last week, it was beautiful! It’s worth the drive! Whether it’s a special occasion, some much needed quiet time, a lovely spot for yoga, or family time, head on up! It’s located on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bdstacy13
Reviewed October 17, 2018

My husband and I and our 2 dogs hiked this area as a day hike. The views are incredible, but we like peace and quiet and it was far from it. The entire area was crowded with tents and people. Cars were parked up and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank sheryllvp
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This was an easy climb to the summit, a beautiful 360 view of three other States (Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia) mountains.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Carlene S
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I have hiked and driven to most places in the Smoky Mountain and Western North Carolina mountains (actually was raised in WNC), but this is by far the best 360 degree panoramic view I have ever seen of them. I will be returning to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank TNVOL1985
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Max Patch is such a wonderful place to go and hike. Take the left side up and the right side down. The left is a little shorter it is easier. The right side does have some stairs if that is hard on you stick with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank talong1966
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July 20, 2018|
Response from onlyinthemountains | Reviewed this property |
It would be about 7 miles away/around 20-30 min. at a campground store on Meadow Fork Rd. No facilities at all at Max Patch.
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Scott F | Reviewed this property |
No cost. Max Patch itself is a bald. 360 degree view for miles once on top. You can hike either direction on the Appalachian trail and be in a forest within about 1/2 mile.
adam h
May 16, 2018|
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Response from clumzee | Reviewed this property |
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