Green Mountain Trail #113

5.0 mi - Difficult - This trail follows a ridge line for its entire length, passing in and out of forested areas. It first climbs to the summit of Green Knob, then descends rather steadily to its northern terminus. Fortunately, the tops of the knobs that the trail passes over are mostly clear, so the views are nice. The trail’s northern end is at a bridge across the Middle Prong of the West Fork of the Pigeon River, near the edge of the Sunburst Recreation Area.

Approximate Elevation Change: 1,600 feet
Blaze: None

At a Glance

Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Hiking Trail: foot traffic only.
Water: no
Restroom: none
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information

Directions: This trail, in the Middle Prong Wilderness Area, can be accessed from the Mountains-To-Sea Trail (#440) as follows: From the Pisgah District Ranger Station/Visitor Center parking lot, turn right (north) on US 276. Proceed 14 miles north; turn right onto access ramp for the Blue Ridge Parkway, then left (south) on Parkway. Proceed south 11.4 miles to NC 215 and then approximately ½ mile north on NC 215 to a small, unpaved, unsigned parking area on the left. A white dot blaze indicates the M-T-S Trail; follow it for approximately two miles to the Green Mountain Trail on the right. [The trail’s northern end can be accessed via the Sunburst Recreation Area on NC 215.] (See note below regarding wilderness areas and their signage.)


Day Hiking