Location: Western North Carolina
Trip Starts: Cold Mountain Gap
Trip Ends: Cold Mountain Gap
Total Distance: 2.2 miles
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Trails Used: Mac Gap/Greenland Creek Falls Trails
Trail Traffic: Light
Trip Type: Day HIke
More Information:

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


On this hike to Greenland Creek Falls we started at Cold Mountain Gap and walked to the Powerline and Greenland Creek Falls trail. We followed the trail down a ridgeline for 250 feet to the creek – then walked Greenland Creek upstream until the trail ends at the falls.

Greenland Creek Falls are impressive and drop roughly 40-50 feet into a heavily forested and rocky pool at their base. From here, backtrack to a junction with the Mac Gap Trail and follow an old forest road back to the the gravel Cold Mountain Gap road.

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