Max Patch Mountain Loop via Appalachian Trail
This is a easy loop trail to Max Patch Mountain in Cherokee National Forest. Starting at the parking area, hike north until you reach the summit spur trail (AT to the left, summit trail to the right). Climb approximately 100 yards to the summit for a fantastic view of NC, TN, VA, and the grand Mt. Mitchell looking to the NE. Head back down the spur trail to the AT and head south on the AT and loop along the backside of Max Patch to return to the parking lot.
On-least dogs are allowed.
No camping allowed in the fields at the top of Max Patch as the area is sensitive.
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