Green Knob Trail

HARD 52 reviews

Green Knob Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles 613 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

Little traveled trail with two entrances off the Blue Ridge Parkway that includes Sims Creek as well as Sims Pond.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Nice hike

hiking
1 month ago

We just hiked this trail January 7th, 2017 in about 8" of snow and a temperature of about 14F. This makes the hike very difficult. Beautiful trail, especiall once you cross under the Blue Ridge Parkway and start up the open field. Great views of Grandfather Mountain as you decend from Green Knob back towards the Parkway.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

nice trail. moderate to easy.

4 months ago

One of our favorites!

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

One of our favorites. Challenging but doable. First portion has nine picturesque tiny streams as it meanders up and down to an open field. After a straight hike up to green knob, the descent is pretty straightforward with no rocks or tree roots to climb over. A big plus is that it's a loop so it ends at the same parking area where it begins.

6 months ago

6 months ago

There's a beautiful meadow maybe a third of the way around the loop and it has a bench below a flowering tree (in the early summer). I always stop there to rest and give my dog water. I love the varied terrain of this trail. It can get pretty muddy around the streams and there's a rather steep decline that my friends were slipping on, but just make sure your shoes have good traction. I love this trail.

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Relatively short but nice hike. Varied terrain with streams and meadows

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails!! It was minimally populated, even in July. The trail goes through a couple of beautiful meadows and follows a stream for the first half. It can be quite steep in areas, but I would give it a moderate rating instead of difficult. My kids (12 and 15) loved it. The loop takes about 2 hours at a slow to moderate pace. There isn't a clear marking for the trail head-look for a pull out next to sims pond and the trail head starts on the other side of the pond. Highly recommended!

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago