Green River Cove Trail

EASY 11 reviews
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Green River Cove Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Valley, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.4 miles
1,007 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers

A beautiful Spring hike in the Green River Gaming Area, between Saluda, NC and Columbus, NC.

1 month ago

While still a great hike, be aware that there has been some damage to parts of the trail due to recent heavy rains. There's significant evidence of mud and debris slides throughout the area and and exposed red clay mud areas especially along the first half mile or so of the trail. I would also rate the trail as moderate, not easy, due to 3-4 steep lengthier climbs. Pants are advised for anyone sensitive to poison ivy, as there was plenty bordering parts of the trail. Would definitely do it again despite the obstacles. Saw white bee balm and several other wild flowers. Enjoyed the boulder area at the turnaround point close to the Narrows.

4 months ago

The wildflowers were beautiful and loved the fact it stays so close to the river

11 months ago

There is a lot more trails in this area than what is on this site. To do a four hour, 7 mile hike begin at green cove, then bluff, then left on turkey gut, then west on spring trail, then west on ridge trail, then south on bear trail, left on puliiam, then left on green cove. The bottom and mid range area is a woodsy trail and the top is logging road with views of the mountains. There are a lot of spider webs and good views of the river. You can get wet in the river.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ran this trail today. Great and 100% runnable!

Monday, May 22, 2017

It is a nice trail, but I would not classify it as easy.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Great hike along the the Green River ending at "The Narrows." Moderate ups and downs, but this place is a poison ivy jungle. It grows everywhere.

3 months ago

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Tuesday, April 04, 2017