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Green Knob Trail/Lost Cove Trail

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 3.9 (10)

A huge climb from Black Mountain Campground to huge views at the Green Knob Fire Tower!


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3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

61%

Runnable

5,050' 1,539 m

High

3,012' 918 m

Low

2,098' 640 m

Up

364' 111 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Typically the fire tower platform is closed, but you can climb the steps to the base of it for good views.

Description

This trail is big on beauty and difficulty as it climbs from Black Mountain campground to the top of Green Knob and its Fire Tower! The trail is steep and technical and follows the ridgeline for its climb to the summit. The views of the Black Mountains from the fire tower are phenomenal and well worth the climb. The trail ends at the Blue Ridge Parkway near an amazing overlook.

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Brandon Thrower

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  3.9 from 10 votes

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#376

in North Carolina

#10,684

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The Green Knob Lookout Tower.
Jul 3, 2017 near Black M…, NC
Trail sign for the Green Knob Lookout Tower.
Jul 3, 2017 near Black M…, NC

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Jul 19, 2020
Kelly Boone
Technical trail with beautiful views. 6.1mi — 2h 25m