Appalachian Trail: Max Patch Road to Hot Springs, NC 

Enjoy panoramic Smokies views on blueberry- and rhododendron-lined trails on the way to French Broad River, where relaxing hot springs await.


Our Apps

Map Tools

Share Trip
  • E-mail Trip
  • Embed Map
  • Social Bookmarks
    more bookmarks...

Download To

Create a Trip
* Requires a Trip Planner or Elite Membership
Author: jeffreydrummond
Date: 27 Feb 2009 3:22:13 AM
Activity: Backpacking
State: North Carolina (NC)
Distance: 12.58 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 3657 ft
Total Loss: 5802 ft
Net Change: -2145 ft
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Tags: Appalachian Trail, AT hikes in North Carolina, AT hikes in Tennessee, AT in Cherokee NF, AT in Pisgah NF, Cherokee National Forest, Hot Springs, North Carolina, Pisgah National Forest, Tennessee
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

Shelters: Roaring Fork Shelter: sleeps 8; privy. Walter Mountain Shelter: sleeps 6; privy. Deer Park Mountain Shelter: sleeps 5; privy

TO TRAILHEAD: Start: From Hot Springs, NC, Take US 70 S and turn left onto Upper Shutin Rd. Continue on Wolf Creek Rd. for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto TN 107. Trail will cross road in 1.8 mi.

End: From Hot Springs, NC, head west on US 25 for .3 miles and turn left on S. Surpentine Ave. Go .1 miles to trail.

Position Format: Datum:
Tracks

070814T

Distance: 12.58 mi Points: 269
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Max Patch Rd/NC 1182 to US 25/US 70

Points of Interest

WPT001

Location: 35.875988, -82.861275
Deer Park Shelter

WPT002

Location: 35.876232, -82.862267
Trail to shelter; blue-blazed trail leads to spring and campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT003

Location: 35.876617, -82.862503
Gragg Gap: Pass small cemetary with two gravesites for George Gragg and Eva Gragg

WPT004

Location: 35.881733, -82.859398
Deer Park Mtn.

WPT005

Location: 35.884651, -82.852951
Views to S of Spring Creek Valley

WPT006

Location: 35.889267, -82.843285
Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT023

Location: 35.832001, -82.937416
Adjacent stream crossing

WPT024

Location: 35.832867, -82.937218
Stream crossing; campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT025

Location: 35.833267, -82.937248
Small stream crossing

WPT026

Location: 35.833515, -82.938385
Partial views of Max Patch Mtn. to the S

WPT027

Location: 35.836067, -82.939552
S end of field

WPT028

Location: 35.836632, -82.937431
N end of field

WPT029

Location: 35.836449, -82.936699
Walnut Mountain Shelter; Walnut Mtn. Trail to the W; camping uphill

WPT030

Location: 35.837002, -82.937080
Walnut Mountain Trail (#135). Blue-blazed trail on R leads to water

WPT031

Location: 35.837082, -82.936470
Spring

WPT032

Location: 35.838215, -82.926987
Kale Gap; side trail to the E leading to campsite (room for 3 tents)

WPT033

Location: 35.836651, -82.920586
Catpen Gap; side trail to E to view field; campsite (room for 3 tents)

WPT034

Location: 35.836235, -82.920097
Views to the E; cross jeep road

WPT035

Location: 35.839016, -82.919014
Tiny spring; caution almost dry

WPT036

Location: 35.839417, -82.916847
Tiny stream crossing

WPT037

Location: 35.840351, -82.912231
Campsite (room for 6 tents)

WPT038

Location: 35.841232, -82.906898
Bluff Mtn.; rocks

WPT039

Location: 35.841717, -82.906235
Side trail leads W to Flat Rock; no views

WPT040

Location: 35.845665, -82.902283
Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT041

Location: 35.845966, -82.902298
AT switchbacks to the E; blue-blazed trail S to spring

WPT042

Location: 35.845966, -82.902702
Spring

WPT043

Location: 35.847233, -82.901268
20 ft. double track to the W

WPT044

Location: 35.848618, -82.900452
Jeep road

WPT045

Location: 35.848583, -82.900780
Tiny spring

WPT046

Location: 35.849766, -82.900482
AT continues on middle path towards Deer Park Shelter; old jeep road; campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT047

Location: 35.849949, -82.898682
AT turns W @ T. Blue-blazed trail to the E to spring

WPT048

Location: 35.849850, -82.898285
Big Rock Spring

WPT049

Location: 35.850266, -82.898949
Rock cave

WPT050

Location: 35.852318, -82.897919
Old jeep road

WPT051

Location: 35.853249, -82.896584
Jeep road

WPT052

Location: 35.849567, -82.891037
Tiny stream crossing

WPT053

Location: 35.849533, -82.890831
Side trail leads W to campsite (room for 1 tent); great valley views; campsite

WPT054

Location: 35.850883, -82.885063
Intersection with grassy road; campsite (room for 3 tents)

WPT055

Location: 35.850666, -82.884430
Old double track

WPT056

Location: 35.851131, -82.882751
Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT057

Location: 35.851318, -82.879784
Blue-blazed trail to the E

WPT059

Location: 35.852768, -82.876915
Old double track

WPT061

Location: 35.853432, -82.875519
Garenflo Gap; cross gravel road and parking

WPT062

Location: 35.853817, -82.875397
Powerline

WPT063

Location: 35.854435, -82.873932
Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT064

Location: 35.856468, -82.869720
3 log bridges

WPT065

Location: 35.856785, -82.869286
Bridge

WPT066

Location: 35.858166, -82.869164
Taylor Hollow Gap

WPT067

Location: 35.863316, -82.871918
Views to the SW

WPT068

Location: 35.867065, -82.871696
Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT070

Location: 35.872116, -82.867302
View Lamb Mtn. to SSE

WPT073

Location: 35.875683, -82.861801
Piped spring (may be dry)

ZZZ015

Location: 35.825199, -82.937614
Lemon Gap; NC 1182; Max Patch Rd.; TN 107

ZZZ016

Location: 35.889568, -82.832619
Parking; kiosk

Get AllSport GPS Get Trimble Outdoors Navigator

Comparable Trips

Comments  Post a comment
0 Trip Comments