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This is an Awesome view. All the way up, from Maggie Valley, you will find great pull overs. Well... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2018
Hike to plane crash site

My son-in-law, grandson and I hiked up Waterrock Knob and followed the one mile plus trail to the... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
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All reviews parking lot the blue ridge parkway gift shop visitor center views are spectacular both sides viewing area worth the effort parking area hiking shoes clean restrooms nice trail great hike worth the climb picnic summit ranger
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since we had made a trip to Asheville, we decided to stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway on our way home to Franklin, NC for some sunset photo's. Waterrock Knob is a great viewing location and not that far off Hwy 74 / 23 -...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Terry S
Reviewed January 25, 2019

I think this is a lovely spot. Photographers will find some real possibilities here. We also enjoyed the visitors center which appears to be open seasonally

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

This is an Awesome view. All the way up, from Maggie Valley, you will find great pull overs. Well worth the trip up.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Neko2605
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This was a great place for views, clean restrooms, nice shop and picnic. Park staff available to answer questions and great cell phone reception from here

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bjaya
Reviewed October 9, 2018

My son-in-law, grandson and I hiked up Waterrock Knob and followed the one mile plus trail to the site of a plane crash on the side of this mountain. This trail is rocky, narrow and strenuous and small children are not encouraged to hike this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank coachkj27
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This is by far the place to go to view either a sunrise or a sunset. You are so high up that the views are spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DLB8156
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Its a little bit of a hike to take in the full panoramic view, but well worth it. there are good viewing spots in the parking lot area, on either side, if your not up to a hike. peaceful, and breathtaking..serenity!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sippersinthevalley
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views abound along the BRP and this is one of them. So much to see and do. Lots of views and hikes. Stop often.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank williamo126
Reviewed September 17, 2018

there was a hurricane brewing on the coast but up here it was clear and cool with a few low clouds blowing over. i ate lunch in the parking lot and put on my backpack and headed up the trail. made it to the rocky...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ruthlessterrier
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

We walked the .6 mile to the observation place. Do not stop at the pedestrian platform, but continue the next .4 mile to the top. It is very steep the climb but once there is worth the effort. The view of the surrounding mountains is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Betty F
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June 16, 2018|
Response from sparky223 | Reviewed this property |
This time of the year I personally would not walk from the summit to the parking lot after dark. There are lots of bears around. The sunset from the west side of the parking lot is awesome!
Nancy S
December 12, 2016|
Response from ComeHereWorld |
There are no signs that limit bringing pets. You should be good.
Nancy S
December 12, 2016|
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Response from Bryan K | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. As with most public areas it must be on a leash and please pick up after your dog. I hope you enjoy your trip.