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gem icon Waterrock Knob [Suggest Edits]

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Beautiful views of the Great Smoky Mountains from this visitor center parking lot. There is a short path that leads to a taller, very-easy-to-access point with amazing views...

If you're looking to take a unique photo during what's called "The Blue Hour", wait until 30 minutes after sunset when you'll truly see why the Blue Ridge Mountain's were given their name.

On the Road: Right at the parking lot.

Family Friendly: Good picnic area right here at this view, tables and benches are already there and a bathroom is near by.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Joshua Moore

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Feb 22, 2022
Devon Whitesides
Hiked up to the plane crash and back. It was quite muddy.
May 23, 2020
Connie Stec
Hike to the plane crash
Nov 7, 2019
Meggie Tran
Sep 23, 2018
Bodhisattva Robinson
plane crash
Jul 22, 2018
Marty Burkard
Short but vigorous climb to the summit. Unfortunately it was socked in with clouds & fog.
Jul 3, 2018
Jessica Davis
Visiting the Cessna 414 crash site is a must have on this hike. Though strenuous it’s definitely worth it.
Jun 25, 2018
Jean-Claude Linossi
Jun 7, 2018
Charles Engelbracht
We did this short hike a few weeks ago..You really should take the side trip to Browning Knob and see the old plane crash..Only an extra mile or so.

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