Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina
by Karen Chavez (The Mountaineers Books)
© 2007 Karen Chavez/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
Max Patch is an easy trail, more of a stroll really. It must be seen at sunset. We arrived right after a rain storm and were greeted by a rainbow to the east and a gorgeous sunset to the west.
This is like a giant field in the sky. Nothing like it!! Well worth the drive.
Max Patch is always a wonderful hike and the views are hard to beat. You have an unobstructed view in all directions and the stars are amazing at night. I hiked from Max Patch to Lemon Gap and back (about 12 miles) and finished the hike in the dark (which is always fun.) I'd recommend this hike and recommend backpacking. There are some sites at both ends of the trail.
Nice short day hike. Easy elevation gain and loss even water available near a couple of different camping sites. Fantastic panoramic view!!
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