Max Patch

Waynesville, North Carolina 28786

Max Patch

Max Patch Professional Review and Guide

"Make an easy circuit through and around this former mountaintop pasture, now a protected meadow with superlative views, known as being the “Grandstand of the Smokies.” First, take the Max Patch Loop Trail, traversing the western slopes opening into Tennessee.

Take the short side trip to the 4,629-foot summit of Max Patch, soaking in 360-degree panoramas. Trace the AT northbound into highland forests. Return to the trailhead in a field and forest menagerie, soaking in more highland panoramas."

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Trail Information

Waynesville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.7
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Pisgah National Forest, Appalachian Ranger District, 632 Manor Rd., Mars Hill, NC 28754, (828) 689-9694, www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc
Local Contacts
National Geographic #782 French Broad & Nolichucky Rivers, Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests; USGS Lemon Gap
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018