Greentown Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cold Springs, NC that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Entrance is on the right, going north on 181, less than a mile past Brown Mountain overlook. There is some space to park along the road. The trail begins just behind the guard rail. Trail is marked Upper Creek Falls.
The trail is marked as Upper Creek Falls. It's about a mile south of the actual Upper Creek Falls (the short mile loop with the parking lot) on 181. Just behind the guard rail is the entrance to this trail. It's definitely not the Upper Creek Falls trail. It's quite a ways from any major falls to speak of. However, along the creek bed there are some smaller falls that are nice enough to see. At about a mile in, the trail crosses the creek and heads back up the other side. The first mile in is steep and was washed out somewhat, but it appeared to be well maintained with fallen trees recently cut. There were many mountain bike tracks, although we saw none that day. The trail flattens out once you reach the creek, and it runs along the creek for about a mile to the south. There is a very nice campsite in a clearing along the north end of the creek.