Max Patch

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Max Patch
Appalachian Trail crosses the grassy bald area atop Max Patch Mountain.jpg
Max Patch Bald
Highest point
Elevation4,629 ft (1,411 m) [1]
Coordinates35°47′49″N 82°57′25″W / 35.7970454°N 82.9568108°W / 35.7970454; -82.9568108Coordinates: 35°47′49″N 82°57′25″W / 35.7970454°N 82.9568108°W / 35.7970454; -82.9568108[2]
Parent rangeBald Mountains[3]
Topo mapUSGS Lemon Gap

Max Patch is a bald mountain on the North Carolina-Tennessee Border in Madison County, North Carolina, and Cocke County, Tennessee. It is a major landmark along the Tennessee/North Carolina section of the Appalachian Trail, although its summit is located in North Carolina. It is known for its 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains, namely the Bald Mountains in the immediate vicinity; the Unakas to the north; the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the south; and the Great Balsams and Black Mountains to the southeast. A small parking area is located near the summit with a short loop trail.

Panorama taken from Max Patch 2013


  1. ^ "Max Patch Mountain, North Carolina". Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  2. ^ "Max Patch". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 25, 2008.
  3. ^ "Bald Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 14, 2013.

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