Drive to Trailhead & Trail Guide

Drive Guide - Green Knob (W4C/CM-020) from Mt Mitchell

  • Note: This is the Green Knob with a fire tower. There‚Äôs another Green Knob which is near Mt Pisgah which has no fire tower.

  • Duration: 0:25, 9.6 miles
  • Google Maps URL from Ashford Dunwoody Rd and I-285 at 33.91998, -84.33898:
  • Seasonal/Limited Access: Blue Ridge Parkway closed in bad weather. Check the BRP Closure Map.
  • Directions:
    • Head downhill 4.5 miles from parking lot
    • L on BRP and go 5.0
  • Food
    • Last McDonalds:
    • Penultimate McDonalds:
    • Dinner

Drive Guide - Green Knob (W4C/CM-020) TO Atlanta

  • Duration: 4:05, 230 miles
  • Directions:
    • L from parking onto BRP and go 38.4
    • R on BRP exit and keep R until US-25 (0.1 mile)
    • R on US-25 S and go 2.5
    • R on NC-146 and go 1.9
    • I-26 E and go 16.2
    • Exit 54 for US-25 S
    • Follow US-25 S to I-85 S

Trail Guide

  • Duration: 0:25, 0.5 miles
  • Navigation
    • Park at the Green Knob overlook (MM 350.4).
    • Walk north on the parkway several hundred yards.
    • Take trail on the L. There are 3 major switchbacks on the way up. When you come to the junction, your are almost to the fire tower; turn left.
    • Fire tower on summit.
  • Trailhead altitude: ???
  • Summit altitude: ???
  • GPS tracks/waypoints:
    • Parking: 35.71781,-82.22248
    • Leave road: 35.71938,-82.22230
    • Summit: 35.7206, -82.2236

Summit Guide

  • Hang antenna from tree:
  • Space to guy mast:
  • Cell coverage:
  • Unique features:
    • x

Plan-B Candidates

  • summits listed here with some clue as to where/how