Green Knob Trail

HARD 71 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.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
613 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

1 day ago

Great hike. Nice variety of terrain and habitats. Nice family hike.

1 day ago

Great hike. Nice variety of terrain and habitats. Nice family hike.

hiking
3 days ago

This is my favorite trail in the area! There was varied terrain and scenery, making the entire thing interesting. Being a zoology fanatic, meeting the numerous salamanders, snakes, and cows was very exciting!

4 days ago

Love the scenery along the water, the pasture and the forest. Very diverse and beautiful loop! And my six year old was able to complete it!

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Very nice trail. Rigorous workout, nice amount of water for the dogs, varied terrain. Lots of shaded rhodo segments & pasture on a hill with amazing view of the old man. Did the whole thing in about an hour. Was a blast!!

hiking
15 days ago

If I could give three and a half stars, that would be more appropriate. It is a nice trail, well marked and you get to walk through some prairie and bluffs, but you spend most of the time in a swampy area. When we hiked it, it was flooded the whole trail except up in the hills. You also need to cross the road one time! Overall, nice trail located near Blowing Rock, but if you're looking for stunning views and seclusion (it is very crowded!), pick a different trail!

hiking
16 days ago

A nice hike, good mix of terrain. Be ready for the hills!

hiking
30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Cute loop trail with dynamic scenery, easy parking access

1 month ago

This is a go to trail for me and several friends. Really enjoyable year round!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful, lovely blue ridge experience from the trail along the creek to walking under the massive blue ridge park way bridge, to the high elevation meadows with awesome views

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hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. The snow and slippery mud made the descent pretty difficult. All in all a great workout and beautiful views.

hiking
4 months ago