BIG GREEN MOUNTAIN

LOCATION: Western North Carolina
HIKE STARTS: SR 1301 (Cold Mt Gap)
HIKE ENDS: SR 1301 (Cold Mt Gap)
TOTAL DISTANCE: 6.2 Miles
HIKE TYPE: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Difficult
TRAILS USED: Panthertown Creek, Big Green Mt. Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Heavy
TRIP TYPE: Day or Overnight Hike

MORE INFORMATION:
Nantahala National Forest
Highlands Ranger District
2010 Flat Mountain Rd,
Highlands, N.C. 28741
(828) 526-3765

HIGHLIGHTS: The National Forest Service acquired Panthertown Valley in 1989 from Duke Power in a deal coordinated by the Nature Conservancy. Surprisingly, the area is still relatively wild with no blazes on the trails and only a few primitive campsites. However there are an amazing number of waterfalls that are packed into a relatively small area and they many have pools at their base which make for a great place to swim or fish. Just make sure you take a map and compass on your hike. There are many intersecting trails in the area and route finding can be difficult. This loop hike takes you to Schoolhouse Falls then on past the Sandbar Pool up Big Green Mountain and back near Greenland Creek Falls to the Cold Mountain Gap Trailhead. There are outstanding views from the summit of Big Green Mountain but watch your step as the cliff drops off sharply to the valley floor.

North Carolina Hiking Trails Guidebook For This Area Nantahala Trail MapTrail Map For This Area

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