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“Great Place for Sunset Photos”
Review of Waterrock Knob

Waterrock Knob
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The parking lot is a great place for sunset photos and I cannot swear about the sunrise, but it ought be decent given the parking lot is split over a mountain ridge. There is the best smelling (or lack of smell) park service bathroom here. It is close to Maggie and Waynesville.

1  Thank BubbaBama821
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I saw the webcam of Waterrock Knob online and wanted to see it for myself. It is a beautiful view of the mountains.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We climbed this trail very spur-of-the-moment after parking at the scenic lookout, so we did not exactly have our best hiking shoes on or appropriate hiking clothing. We also had our 2 young daughters with us, who are native "flat-landers" and tend to become very whiny and complaining with the slightest amount of physical exertion or challenge. So needless to say, we had our work cut out for us.

The hike up is very steep in spots, with many treacherous areas of rocks and steps. If you are like my husband and I (not in prime cardiovascular condition), the hike will definitely leave you gasping for breath in certain spots (combination of the steep incline and high altitude), but you will be thrilled when you reach the top. The views are amazing (we could easily see several miles), and the air is so quiet, calm and still that you will think that you have reached the top of the world. And of course, the descent is effortless and pleasurable as long as you watch where you are stepping. My kids are older so it was fine, but I would definitely be cautious if you plan to ascend with toddlers, as there are several steep drop-offs.

I would highly recommend this short but moderately strenuous hike. If a couple of chubby people in flip-flops accompanied by 2 primadonna daughters who are allergic to exertion could do it, then a reasonably fit hiker should have no problem whatsoever. Just wear appropriate shoes and clothing, and don't forget your camera!

Don't miss Waterrock Knob!

7  Thank Gwendolyn M
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Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

This trail is short but steep! You are rewarded at top with a great view across the mountains unless it is hazy. Tricky stone path so wear shoes not flip flops. Take your own water canteen. Not hard if you move slow and don't try to race up the mountain. Lots if rocks to sit and rest!

2  Thank lab12345
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

it is a hike and half to get up there but well worth it. We went late in the day so it wasn't to hot and quite cool coming down. It is a long trail (so it seemed) but lots of places to rest along the way. There was some climbing but nothing too steep. It took us about an hour to get up and 45 minutes back down with lots of stops for photo opportunities.

2  Thank BGreenbergwnc
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