6,292 ft / 1,918 m


1,947 ft / 593 m


13 summits

Top climbing months

September  30%

July   23%

October   15%

Most climbed route

Waterrock Knob trail

"Double in-and-out day hike comprised of five Southern Sixers in the Plott Balsams. Aside from the crowded short trail up to Waterrock Knob, I encountered no other hikers for the rest of the day (I had the summit to myself in the morning, when I returned in the afternoon it was packed with tourists). I was somewhat concerned about having to bushwhack several miles out to Plott Balsam, but was happy to find that trail, while rugged, was generally clear and easy to follow. Outstanding views to be had on Waterrock Knob, Browning Knob, and Mt. Lyn Lowry. Waterrock Knob Visitor Center > Waterroc" - WGMayo, Sep 24, 2016
"I've visited this awesome overlook about a half dozen times since the late 1980's. I've climbed to the top at least twice, the last time was 2012. I most recently visited the overlook parking area on July 27th, 2016. It's one of the most incredible views along the Blue Ridge Pkwy!" - kstu, Jul 27, 2016
"Hiked up from the parking area just off the BRP. The paved part at the beginning is a decent grade but it seems to level off when the paved part stops. The rest of the trail is typical of this area - lots of rocks." - Aaron, May 30, 2010



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