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Green Knob Trail/Lost Cove Trail

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A huge climb from Black Mountain Campground to huge views at the Green Knob Fire Tower!


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3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

Point to Point

5,050' 1,539 m

High

3,012' 918 m

Low

2,098' 640 m

Up

364' 111 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Typically the fire tower platform is closed, but you can climb the steps to the base of it for good views.

Description

This trail is big on beauty and difficulty as it climbs from Black Mountain campground to the top of Green Knob and its Fire Tower! The trail is steep and technical and follows the ridgeline for its climb to the summit. The views of the Black Mountains from the fire tower are phenomenal and well worth the climb. The trail ends at the Blue Ridge Parkway near an amazing overlook.

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Brandon Thrower

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  4.0 from 9 votes

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#362

in North Carolina

#10,398

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The Green Knob Lookout Tower.
Jul 3, 2017 near Black M…, NC
Trail sign for the Green Knob Lookout Tower.
Jul 3, 2017 near Black M…, NC

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Nov 3, 2021
Chad Randolph
Three hours up to Blue Ridge Parkway, two back. Socked in with fog, so no views. Very steep on way up and slippery on way down. 6.4mi — 4h 56m
Sep 5, 2020
dee angel
Oct 18, 2019
Chris Busch
Aug 3, 2019
Hiker Trash
Aug 18, 2018
Kevin & Nikki G
Jun 11, 2018
Shannon Cartrett