Greenland Creek Falls

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

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


The hike to Greenland Creek Falls begins at Cold Mountain Gap and descends along an old forest road to Greenland Creek on the Mac Gap Trail. Here it junctions with the Greenland Creek Trail which you follow upstream heading to the southeast to Greenland Creek 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 the junction with the Mac Gap Trail, but this time continue following the Greenland Creek Falls trail downstream until it breaks from the creek and follows a ridge up to a massive powerline tower. From here the parking area is just off to your right.

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