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Walk to the top of the world...well North Carolina

This was a very nice surprise we stumbled on. You walk to the top of the mountain and you are in a... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
Stunning and Accessible

I realize there's several ways to get to Max Patch - I'm not ashamed to say we took the easy way... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

This was a very nice surprise we stumbled on. You walk to the top of the mountain and you are in a grassy field with no trees and a CLEAR 360 degree view of mountains. It is right on the Appalachian Trail. It reminded me...More

1  Thank stewp041187
Reviewed August 8, 2017

I realize there's several ways to get to Max Patch - I'm not ashamed to say we took the easy way! Normally avid hikers, we had a total of 48 hours in the Asheville area so time was limited. We took the long, long, slow...More

2  Thank shannyquest
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This is definitely a bucket list place! Once you get to the top, the views are spectacular! I hope to go back here in the fall for another visit.

Thank V5101OHkellyw
Reviewed August 8, 2017

My daughter, our dog, and I had planned to visit Max Patch as a day trip while we were staying in Gatlinburg. I am so glad we did. I was hesitant about the drive but after reading feedback and reviews on Trip Advisor, I felt...More

1  Thank namasteladeana
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

What a great climax to this hike. We got here in the middle of the day on a sunny 70 degree beautiful day. We got fantastic pictures and would recommend it to anyone.

1  Thank Matthew M
Reviewed August 6, 2017

We regularly drive up to Max Patch with a picnic dinner to enjoy on top of the world. It's over an hour drive from home, and we may just stay for an hour, but we have never left feeling like the drive was too far....More

Thank stephensX3096CP
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Nice panoramic views to be sure...but similar views are yours for the taking throughout the region without driving quite so far or a steep uphill climb. Don't get me wrong, I love Max Patch (went there with a church group from Gatlinburg almost 40 years...More

Thank william m
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Loved the views and the opportunity to to hike some of the Appalachian Trail. Worth the short easy hike.

Thank Tobie M
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

This was a great day trip however we were given directions at Waynesville Chamber to I 40 and exit 7 and once near Max Patch we fortunately met a nice group from Sylvia who assisted us in getting there and gave us a much better...More

Thank Totty42
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Although the gravel road to get there can be a bit slow, the views were definitely worth the trek to get there!

Thank Angel G
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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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