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Easy hike if you take the correct trail

As you have undoubtedly read, this hike to the top of Max Patch is well worth your time. The view... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
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Great Hike and Amazing Views!!!

This hike was amazing and the views are a must see attraction in the area!!! The car ride was... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

As you have undoubtedly read, this hike to the top of Max Patch is well worth your time. The view is unequalled in Western NC. Here's my contribution. There are three trails to the top. The left most trail is long (over a mile) but...More

5  Thank RicTheProf
Reviewed August 13, 2017

This hike was amazing and the views are a must see attraction in the area!!! The car ride was somewhat lengthy but well worth the trip to the top!

Thank retirementvacationer
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

1  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

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.

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 Stephen S
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 Smkymtntroutman
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
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Ally C
September 19, 2017|
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Response from Jen J | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. Best to contact the owners.
August 28, 2017|
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Response from Jen J | Reviewed this property |
The trail to the left from the parking lot thru the woods is not very strenuous and takes about 20 minutes. You can also walk to the right from the lot straight up the hill which is more strenuous. It can be windy and... More
July 27, 2017|
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Response from Marissa W | Reviewed this property |
Follow Google Maps to get there from Gatlinburg. Get on I40E and take exit 7 for Harmon Den. Turn left onto Harmon Den rd. Take this for 6.2 miles. Turn left again onto State Route 1182. Take this road for 1.8 miles to the... More