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Max Patch

Hot Springs, NC
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Beautiful views

This is a nice hike, not too hard but the views are worth it! Pets can join in and it's only 10... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2016
bevgeoallen
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Navarre, Florida
Well worth the hike up the mountain to see.

The meadow at the top of Max Patch is a great place to view the mountains nearby, including those... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
Joseph M
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Charleston, South Carolina
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  • Average3%
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“gravel road” (33 reviews)
“parking lot” (27 reviews)
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

This is a nice hike, not too hard but the views are worth it! Pets can join in and it's only 10 miles from the cabins!

2  Thank bevgeoallen
Reviewed August 22, 2016

The meadow at the top of Max Patch is a great place to view the mountains nearby, including those in Tennessee.

2  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

It's a long windy road but once you reach it you'll be so satisfied!! There is parking and dogs are allowed! You climb the mountain which isn't a bad hike at all and when you reach the top you can see forever! It's beautiful and...More

Thank bdstacy13
Reviewed August 17, 2016

I had read about Max Patch Bald a few years ago and really wanted to go see it for myself. It was an incredible experience with breathtaking views all around. If we ever go again we'll take a picnic basket and a blanket in order...More

1  Thank jenmarhi
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Completely off the beaten path but well worth it! ... I Don't think we've ever seen such beauty!!! The climb was a bit steep but nothing that a couple middle age folks couldn't handle. The college kids we saw were huffing and puffing their way...More

Thank beachat5
Reviewed August 12, 2016

The view from the top of Max Patch is amazing - definitely worth the easy hike up from the parking area! Be sure to bring a camera because you will want to capture the moment! Our daughters (8 and 12) were able to hike up...More

Thank EmilySusanne
Reviewed July 28, 2016

A little bit difficult to find and to get to but well worth it! These are some of the best panoramic views I've ever seen!

Thank Alexis P
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Went here this past Saturday wonderful place to see what GOD has made for us to enjoy the beauty of the mountains the trails are not bad some steeper than the others but we'll worth the walk

1  Thank Danny R
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Per all the reviews, the views atop Max Match ARE absolutely breathtaking. However, if you're planning a day or overnight trip from the Knoxville area, be warned: the west entrance ramp onto I-40 at the Max Patch exit is currently closed. This means you MUST...More

1  Thank katiecinKnox
Reviewed July 20, 2016

The drive up to Max Patch was a bit treacherous and more than we bargained for, but the experience we had once there made it worth while! The hike is easy and beautiful, and the views from the top are SPECTACULAR! It was humbling to...More

1  Thank Melisa H
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nbeidel
Hi! I'll be coming from Atlanta GA and I'm hoping to pitch a tent! Are there any campsites nearby?
March 22, 2017|
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Response from LADYJET | Reviewed this property |
There was several people camping at the top of max patch. you just make your own campsite I guess on top. you will need to pack everything you need. Some one had took a small folding table. I guess there was 8 or more... More
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Marissa W
Coming from Knoxville, taking i-40, getting off at the Harmon Den Exit, can someone provide detailed directions as well as length of each section of the drive after getting off at Exit 7? I have been looking at conflicting internet website directions and many reviews warning of the "confusing, not-well-marked terrible drive up"... Need some clarification. Thanks
March 7, 2017|
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Response from theRockytopman | Reviewed this property |
Go left off the exit till the road ends. Take another left max patch is on the right after a mile or two. The parking area is small, it's marked tho. You won't be able to miss the bald on the right, its massive.
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Kayla C
Is this trail Mountain Bike and Dog Friendly?
September 30, 2016|
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Response from SSSandMar | Reviewed this property |
We think so....we saw dogs they are allowed on the AT... we don't recall about bikes... if you go to the AT web site.... it will probably give you all the information you need/want.
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