2. Waterrock Knob. 2.4 mile round trip. Fairly steep hike to 6,292 ft peak. Extraordinary view of the Smokies along trail and at summit. From Sylva (Exit 85) drive East on US 23/74 for 8.9 miiles, turn left, enter the Blue Ridge Parkway, proceed in direction of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, go 0.8 miles past Milepost 450, turn right into Waterrock Knob parking area. Trail begins at right rear corner of parking lot and is paved at start.