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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
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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
Pam19532014
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Maryville, Tennessee
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Fairly easy trip up and around the mountain to the top. We took the hard trail but it was easy as it winds around instead of straight up. The views are worth the sweat equity! The road up can be confusing and rough. Dont forget to visit the pond but watch for snakes! We saw three.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amy H
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Amazing view with a relaxation feeling being on top of the mountain. The trail was free of debride and easy to walk thru. Parking was convenient, even parking on the side of the road to the trail.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandra Y
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Long drive and narrow roads, and be prepared as we didn’t have phone service for GPS on our way down. Somehow we got turned around and drove one way up and another way down, and thought we were lost. The road did take us back down to the highway however. Highly recommended for the not so strenuous hike.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chattycathy642
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

It was really pretty to see but kind of difficult to get there. The roads were extremely narrow and not paved.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank siefke6
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Don't be put off by the road in. It's a gravel road with lots of pot holes and bumps. It's part of the experience. Once at the Max Patch parking area, trails are well marked and easy to navigate. Once at the top, you have a 360 degree view which is just awe inspiring. There are no facilities so take water, and maybe a blanket to sit on for a picnic. Good hike for all levels and great for families.

Date of experience: July 2018
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