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

moderate(164)
Nantahala National Forest

Schoolhouse Falls, Little Green Mountain, Greenland Creek Falls Trails Loop is a 5.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Glenville, 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.

Distance: 5.7 miles Elevation Gain: 767 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

Off the beaten path trail with views and waterfalls.

Beautiful trail! The creek running beside it is very clear. The falls, especially Schoolhouse Falls, are beautiful. The pinnacle/bald at the top is also worth the visit!

hiking
flooded
muddy
8 days ago

Fantastic trail! Tons of creek crossing with beautiful and varied scenery throughout. Will definitely return, but with waterproof shoes meant for sinking mud! Be warned, however, for a portion of this trail “muddy” is an understatement... it was like walking through a small creek.

off trail
16 days ago

Very few trail markers on descent trail from the mountain. the mountain is very steep single piece of rock with the occasional patch of flora or a bush. the app led me down this steel mountainside and I am lucky to be alive had to do multiple 100+ foot baseball slides down just to make it from bush fo bush. if impossible to stand on the rick because it was so steel

26 days ago

awesome trail. I would say this is an easy trail not moderate only moderate part is the assent to the pinnacle on little green trail. I did this one backwards and tbh I think it was way better. Ran with the pup 90% of this trail, fairly flat until you hit little green trail to the top of the mountain. The surprise waterfall at the end was great. highly recommend.

Very pleasant hike with only challenging part being ascending Little Green Trail. But the views of the valley are incredible and Schoolhouse Falls does not disappoint. Trail was quite muddy and it would have been hard to follow without All Trails recording.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike on a well maintained trail. We ended going just a little further to riding ford falls too. Both very beautiful

hiking
flooded
icy
muddy
off trail
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Great view at little green but the path isn’t shown right in the app or labeled in real life. Early this week a lot of rain so the trail was flooded with a thin layer of ice on top of the water leading to lots of wet feet. The shaded parts had 3-5” of snow which was pretty.

2 months ago

hiked this trail yesterday. made it to the falls which were really nice. however, my biggest complaint is that this trail is not well marked, at all.

What a fun hike! There were so many opportunities. We did this hike following the Tour du Cashiers to build endurance for an upcoming 22 mile day. We did it counterclockwise so we traversed uphill first to Little Green Mountain stopping at the Schoolhouse Falls. So fun! About 6 people still enjoying the water. Stopped for a snack at Tranquility Point filled with tremendous breezes! Easy to lose the trail climbing around the bald rock, but also easy to backtrack. Following the loop, stopping again at Granny Burrell Falls, a wonderful waterhole perfect for cooling off if needed. Almost the entire hike was enjoyed by canopy and shade. No bugs, no snakes. Would do it again!!

hiking
7 months ago

Trail was really easy no large hills or steep drops. Nice little campground on the way there. Waterfall is small but really pretty and cool because you can walk around behind the falls pretty easily. Nice and sunny good tanning and you can wander down the lil stream behind you. Heads up there’s no fish either.

hiking
7 months ago

gravel trail for most of the way. lots of people and dogs. decent waterfall.

The trail was great! Plenty of views and two beautiful waterfalls! The dogs loved it! The trail was not marked well but the All Trails App was great!

Awesome hike, fairly easy- could do it in Chaco’s. The falls are a great place to spend the afternoon, put up a hammock and swim.

hiking
8 months ago

Schoolhouse falls and Tranquility point are amazing!! little green trail is a disaster to try to follow up top but easy enough on the downward. I made a left at the Macs Gap trail. Then a left onto the next trail via alltrails to a "waterfall". This trail was painfully overgrown and miserable. The "falls" were underwhelming and shouldn't be a focal point. you have to cross the stream/river to continue on the trail (which had pink plastic landscaping ties as trail blazes). I was going to continue on to the trails to the other noted waterfalls but figured if the trails and falls could or would be anything like I had just experienced, it was better to turn around and go to the parking lot.

hiking
muddy
over grown
washed out
8 months ago

Main trail thru the valley is good. Other trails are overgrown and poorly marked

hiking
9 months ago

Long, but nice and easy walk to the waterfall. We went with our 6 year old. Bring a lunch and swimming suits. Once you get there, you’ll want to stay a while. You can even climb up behind the waterfall!

Nice falls and about 15 ppl there at any given time. Water was freezing (May 26) but managed to make it waist deep briefly. Shortcuts can make the walk to falls really quick.

Grear trail with a lot of spots to swim and camp. But the trail was kinda confusing at times. There were many off trail short cuts . Overall easy trail and fun

hiking
muddy
10 months ago

This is a great hike! Had beautiful falls and great mountain views.

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