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Waterrock Knob

MP 451 Blue Ridge Parkway, Maggie Valley, NC
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Amazing Views East & West!

Waterrock Knob is one of the most beautiful views in WNC AND, you don’t have to hike or climb miles... read more

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Girl's Trip

Unexpectedly hiked to the top of Waterrock Knob in cowboy boots, but the pain in our feet was well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dalton, Georgia
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MP 451 Blue Ridge Parkway, Maggie Valley, NC
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Waterrock Knob is one of the most beautiful views in WNC AND, you don’t have to hike or climb miles of mountains to get the best view. You drive to the parking lot and hop out - that’s it! Some of the best times to...More

Thank ehaggart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unexpectedly hiked to the top of Waterrock Knob in cowboy boots, but the pain in our feet was well worth it! It was a long hike uphill (nearly 2/3 of a mile) and as tired as we were, we'd do it again. The view was...More

Thank ALH65
Reviewed 2 November 2017

From every direction at this stop on the Blue Ridge, you can see for miles and miles. The trail to the top is a little rough, but it well worth the climb.

Thank Debbie O
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I've hiked Waterrock Knob with my in-laws and my grandchildren and they made it to the top. There is a stopping point partway up with an area to rest and look out over the mountains. The last part of the hike narrows to a rocky...More

Thank Joni M F
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The view was awesome its a nice place to sop on the blue ridge parkway and enjoy the views . The Mountain scenery is awesome. however at the time we visited the leaf color wasnt as good as the previous year

Thank Future R
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Our favorite place to watch the sunset. There are a couple of picnic tables, a large parking lot and a 360* view. At 5,800 feet the unobstructed views are spectacular.

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Great views especially for sunset. Also I hiked at bottom of road on black mountain trail. Enjoyed time there.

Thank tickivy
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Nice place to pull off, small shop with souviners and area info also has picnic tables and bathrooms. Good views from parking area or you can opt to walk to the top - half mile, strenuous (?) and steep, depending on your physical fitness level....More

Thank WarmTread
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Really fantastic place, so pretty, trail is rough for a short legged, overweight lady. But so worth it. Such beautiful views at the top and really all the way up.

1  Thank Jannell R
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Been there many, many, MANY times. One of the best views on the planet Earth. One of the few places you can watch a full moon rise in the East as the sun sets in the Western sky.

1  Thank Fauxtaographer
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Nancy S
12 December 2016|
Response from ComeHereWorld |
There are no signs that limit bringing pets. You should be good.
Nancy S
12 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.
22 July 2016|
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Response from Donald E | Reviewed this property |
The main level of the parking lot is very accessible, as are the bathrooms and welcome center. The trail is a moderate hike, but the view just from the parking lot is worth a stop.