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Max Patch Trail

Max Patch Trail is a moderately easy, 3.5 mile hike in the Pisgah National Forest that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. It is not easy to get to this trail over the bumpy Forest Service roads, but the trail is still quite popular. The beauty makes the trek all worthwhile. Please note that dogs must be on a leash. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Max Patch Trail has received a rating of 3.5 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Leah
    Apr. 20, 2021
    Beautiful 360 view, tough drive up!

    I went to Max Patch during winter. While the view itself was beautiful at the top, the biggest issue was getting a front wheel drive up the miles of ice covered path. Many many pot holes, no areas to turn around, so once you start you finish! Lol Can be really tough on your vehicle just getting up that path.
    Parking lot was full so had to park on side of road off the mountain and had to get help getting my car out when time to leave as all it wanted to do was slide forward over the mountain. Highly recommend 4wheel drive if going in the winter!
    Pretty short trail itself to get to top, and view was beautiful! Handful of folks even camping out in 13 degree weather! I was not one of those. :)

  • Kat
    More than a year ago
    beautiful short hike with the pupper doggo

    This is a beautiful hike with your dog. One of the few places in East Tennessee where you can safety take your dog. Be forewarned though, from the bottom of the mountain, its 11 miles up a unpaved, bumpy mountain road which with no traffic took us about 40 minutes to actually get to the trail. But absolutely beautiful 360 mountain views you can enjoy with your dog.

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