Schoolhouse Falls, Little Green Mountain, Greenland Creek Falls Trails Loop

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Nantahala National Forest

Schoolhouse Falls, Little Green Mountain, Greenland Creek Falls Trails Loop is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sapphire, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length6.3 miElevation gain836 ftRoute typeLoop
dog friendlyHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingNature tripsrunningForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeOver grownRocky
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Off the beaten path trail with views and waterfalls.

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Rachel Gilmore
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Not marked very well.

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Jori Baker
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A great hike! Would recommend going left when you enter the loop and the first waterfall spot is gorgeous. Definitely icy at a few parts but nothing we couldn’t manage carefully if we took our time. Only passed a few folks but we were excited to witness a wedding at Tranquility Point from afar.

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Amanda Litts
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Brooke Green
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brady bowlin
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Jon Winchester
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Very nice. A little icy.

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Jared Arrowood
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Victoria Solbert
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Very scenic trail. Diverse forests, waterfalls and Mountain View’s. Pretty wet and icy though, which made things interesting in spots.

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Rebecca McClain
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Little Green Mountain hike is worth the view! The back half of the hike was muddy. Still a great 6 mile loop - very little traffic.

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Scot Lloyd
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Great hike. Quite muddy in low areas along creeks... some ice on rocks especially near falls. Katulas not required but might be handy early morning before temps warm. Parking lot nearly full after 10AM... only room for ~10 cars. No facilities at TH. Would be 5 stars if trail signage was better... somewhat confusing at summit of Little Green Mtn & Tranquility Pt. Several social trails at summit added to navigation confusion. There are a few widely separated rectangular metal tags (blazes) nailed to trees at random intervals... with no apparent consistency to the color scheme ... another added confusion. Creek crossings were all very manageable... either solid wooden footbridges or shallow rock hops... beware of ice & extremely slippery rocks. AllTrails map was essential to completing the loop section. Recommend hiking the loop in CW direction... going up the shorter, steepest section towards Little Green summit. Well worth the twisty drive to get here.

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Raza Lynn Killian
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Christina Velderman
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Nice trail! Lots of water.

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Meg Little
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Well marked at trail divergence but not always on path. Return path was VERY MUDDY - don’t attempt after rain! Pretty easy with exception of one steep uphill climb after schoolhouse falls.

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Marie-Eve Michel
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Stunning views and waterfalls

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Sean Sullivan
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David Macindoe
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Rachel Blaney
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Not marked very well, but absolutely beautiful and breath taking!

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Jessica Young
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We hiked from the lot to Schoolhouse Falls and back. Absolutely beautiful. I will say the trail was not properly marked. We struggled a bit finding our way down! Totally worth it once we got there. The falls were beautiful and it was so nice to walk behind the falls. We tried to do another trail but encountered a 5 ft rattlesnake who would not move. It’s his home so we backtracked! Definitely recommend this!

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Donnie Anders
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AllTrails User
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Rob Lamberts
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The files were beautiful. The view at the top of the mountain was breathtaking, especially at tranquility point. The trail overall was OK although it was poorly marked. Overall it was a perfect day out in nature.

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Amy E
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Britt Engelbrecht
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B. Hayes
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Mark Galik
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Pretty easy to start until you get to the loop. Went counterclockwise and fairly uneventful until you get to the falls. It rained yesterday and I’d say about half of the loop trail was covered in standing or running water and mud - not too bad but just a heads up to bring the right shoe. The views from Little Green are pretty great and like everyone seems to note - the trail near that area is poorly defined - look for yellow and blue ribbons tied to branches to help and definitely have your AllTrails app running. Overall though - pretty great hike.

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Julie Mobley
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