Max Patch, Pisgah National Forest
Max Patch is a bald mountain on the North Carolina-Tennessee Border in Madison County. It is a highlight of the Tennessee/North Carolina section of the Appalachian Trail. A short trail takes you up quickly to the summit with its spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains, namely the Bald Mountains, the Unakas, the Great Smokies, the Great Balsams and Black Mountains. A small parking area is located near the summit with a short loop trail and directions on the self-guided hikes.