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This is one of my favorite hikes. I love to take the steep trail down to the Narrows. It is quite a challenge and the ropes provided help keep you from falling. My dog lives it as well. Most weekends you can watch skilled paddlers go through the Gorilla and the other various rapids. Best to go with another person to help you cross the rushing waters at bottom.
For your information, of those of you who have wrote here.
For those of you writing of a green river narrows, trail,, Is not a trail in the Green River Gamelands
of that name. Green river narrows is a section of the Green river.
The trail used to arrive to the narrows, is Pulliam Creek Trail. off Big Hungry Road.
( about a 1 1/2 miles to spur (side) trail). from parking area.
( Is quite a dangerous trial. ) is on the right side of Pulliam creek trail. starts off as a visual trail, with a few switchbacks, then goes straight down to the river.
Pulliam Creek Trail eventually comes to Bear Branch Trail, which is on the left, an then comes to the
Green River cove trail. The Green River cove trail, if you continue on trial straight, blazed blue,
will take you to Green River Cove Road. about 3 miles.
If you go right, blue blaze, will take you to the Green river. about 1/2 mile.
**** New Trail maps are available at the Visitors Center on S. Main Street in Hendersonville , NC.
(across from Suntrust Bank. The maps include all 9 Trails in the Gamelands.
( Trail Maintainer. Wants you to be aware. Also, take water an snacks when you ever go Hiking.)
Easy hike for the fist mile or so and mostly down hill. The blue and white markers sometimes turn all white so don't be alarmed when you see them. After crossing the second foot bridge look for the trail that splits off to the right heading down the hill towards the sound of rushing water. You'll know that you are on the right path when you see the ropes around the first corner. The ropes are handy going down for the less agile or if it is wet, but the climb back out is easier. The waterfall is nice but probably the most hazardous part of the hike. Overall it is a very rewarding hike.
I have a feeling a lot of the people who are reviewing this trail really did the Pinnacle trail because once you get to the lay section of the Green River Narrows Trail it is ROUGH. The trail was awesome, but the last part is not for everyone. It is a very steep downhill with ropes to keep you from falling down a steep hill. You can also do some bouldering around the river if you want. Just remember to follow the blue blaze that is hidden under the white blaze on the trail. The Pinnacle Trail and Green River Narrows Trail run together until the Green River trail splits off to the right after passing two bridges.
This is an awesome trail. The trail is fairly easy mostly down hill as you hike into the Forrest. There are two small bridges to cross before you get to the trail leading to the falls. The trail to the falls off slightly to the right marked with a blue tag. The trail to the falls is steep. There are ropes to assist you as you climb down. You will need them. The trail angles right and is a little more steep as you reach the base to the falls. I would highly recommend this trail. My dog handle it with ease.
We were the only ones there on an October Wednesday, unless you count the turkeys. Most of the hike was just OK. Clearly marked, well-maintained trails. Some views. The descent to the falls was pretty challenging. Even in dry conditions, it was slippery. Lots of leaves and loose dirt. Our three legged pup did most of the hike without assistance (he's part billy goat). I had to carry him for one short section. The falls are definitely the highlight of the trip. They're beautiful. We spent an hour just enjoying our private oasis. This was a great way to spend a fall afternoon. Highly recommended.
Nice trail. There is a new bridge right at the start and near the gravel pull out just before the second bridge so it's easy to see the trailhead once out of the car. It's just below the gravel. We did not take the popular Narrows Trail down to the water but did this hike as described. Goes down to the Green River. Very nice. Definitely down to get to the river and up to get out. Views will be better with the leaves down but lots of asters right now (October). Saw a few other hikers but not crowded at all.
Wooded hike along the ridge of the creek, easy for the 80% of the hike, fun part is in the last 20% though! Ropes guiding you down the steep descent to the green river narrows. Excellent spot once you get down there. Cascading little water falls and big rocks. I'd go again. The trail is primarily dirt and clay, wouldn't do while raining.