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
Elevation 4,629 ft (1,411 m) [1]
Coordinates 35°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]
Location Madison County, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent range Bald Mountains[3]
Topo map USGS 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 Smokies 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.


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