Waterrock Knob, MP 451.2
An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation. Exhibits, book sales, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob await visitors.
The last hiking trail along the Parkway on the way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Waterrock Knob offers fantastic views both east and west from the parking area.
What to Do
- Explore the visitor center and learn more about the site and the region
- Watch a majestic sunrise or sunset as light dances across the mountains
- Enjoy a hike to the top of the summit and witness breathtaking views of the Smokies and Maggie Valley
Explore the listing of hours and opening and closing dates for visitor centers, campgrounds, and concessions and facilities - many of which are at or near the Highlights featured.