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Hike to plane crash site

My son-in-law, grandson and I hiked up Waterrock Knob and followed the one mile plus trail to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Huntsville, Alabama
Stunning views

This is by far the place to go to view either a sunrise or a sunset. You are so high up that the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pierson, FL
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MP 451 Blue Ridge Parkway, Maggie Valley, NC
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All reviews parking lot the blue ridge parkway restroom facilities visitor center steep hike gift shop views are spectacular mile trail both sides viewing area parking area worth the effort hiking shoes nice trail degree view great hike worth the climb
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My son-in-law, grandson and I hiked up Waterrock Knob and followed the one mile plus trail to the site of a plane crash on the side of this mountain. This trail is rocky, narrow and strenuous and small children are not encouraged to hike this...More

Thank coachkj27
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the place to go to view either a sunrise or a sunset. You are so high up that the views are spectacular.

Thank DLB8156
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a little bit of a hike to take in the full panoramic view, but well worth it. there are good viewing spots in the parking lot area, on either side, if your not up to a hike. peaceful, and breathtaking..serenity!

Thank sippersinthevalley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views abound along the BRP and this is one of them. So much to see and do. Lots of views and hikes. Stop often.

Thank williamo126
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there was a hurricane brewing on the coast but up here it was clear and cool with a few low clouds blowing over. i ate lunch in the parking lot and put on my backpack and headed up the trail. made it to the rocky...More

Thank disorderinthehouse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the .6 mile to the observation place. Do not stop at the pedestrian platform, but continue the next .4 mile to the top. It is very steep the climb but once there is worth the effort. The view of the surrounding mountains is...More

Thank betty f
Reviewed 10 September 2018

With views several different directions, all of the way to the Smokey Mountains this place is hard to beat. In addition, the ranger that staffs this location (we have been here several times) is friendly and helpful. The center is stocked with useful, high quality...More

Thank larryg425
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The views from the parking lot alone are incredible but the hike to the top is more than worth it. You can continue on on a side trail to discover a crashed plane about 1.2 miles more if you follow the yellow blazes, near browning...More

1  Thank BrindLou
Reviewed 22 August 2018

I had read about Waterrock Knob and many favorable remarks so was anxious to see it for myself. Not disappointed in any way...a great place to stop for a great view, short walk and nice gift shop. Restrooms are also available (outside of the shop).

Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We enjoyed the hike with lovely views along the hike and at the top. The trail is nicely maintained so it's fairly straight forward to hike up to the top.

Thank SereneBlue
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17 June 2018|
Response from sparky223 | Reviewed this property |
This time of the year I personally would not walk from the summit to the parking lot after dark. There are lots of bears around. The sunset from the west side of the parking lot is awesome!
Nancy S
13 December 2016|
Response from ComeHereWorld |
There are no signs that limit bringing pets. You should be good.
Nancy S
13 December 2016|
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Response from Bryan K | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. As with most public areas it must be on a leash and please pick up after your dog. I hope you enjoy your trip.