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Green Knob Trail/Lost Cove Trail

Very Difficult

Trail

3.3 mile 5.3 kilometer point to point
Very Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,098' 640 m
Descent: -364' -111 m
High: 5,050' 1,539 m
Low: 3,012' 918 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

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

Brandon Thrower

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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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Flora & Fauna

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Oct 18, 2019
Chris Busch
Aug 3, 2019
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Aug 18, 2018
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Jun 11, 2018
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#733

in North Carolina

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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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