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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.

Rating

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.

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