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2.3 Miles - over the ridge & through the woods

Park at Sim’s Pond and start by walking across the spillway. This direction provides a more gradual... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
088Traveler880
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Boone, North Carolina
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Very enjoyable hike!

Did this trail with our Aussie this morning. Really fun hike with lots of water for the dog for the... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Tammy K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Park at Sim’s Pond and start by walking across the spillway. This direction provides a more gradual ascent along the feeder creek and up through adjacent open pastures. You may have to navigate a few cows on the way up the ridge. Pack a blanket...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Did this trail with our Aussie this morning. Really fun hike with lots of water for the dog for the first half of the hike. Rhododendrons were beautiful! The descent on the back end was a little steep but not nearly as bad as I...More

1  Thank Tammy K
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

What a great hike. You follow Sims Creek for about a third of the hike, a small stream with beautiful stops along the way. Then through mountain woodlands, then a cow pasture (with cows !), a climb, and exit onto mountain (alpine like) meadows with...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This was our first time on this 2.3 mile trail, but it won't be our last. I really enjoyed it. We have several favorite trails we have done many times in the Boone/Blowing Rock area and I'm always happy to add a new one to...More

2  Thank panchopup
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Green Knob is a path less taken off the Parkway but what a true gem of the area. The October morning I did it, I was the only one out there. Perfect. Not many know the trail is there at the Sims Pond Overlook. They...More

2  Thank garyaber1966
Reviewed 15 July 2017

It's a great trail, not too steep or strenuous, even though it's rated hard. Dog friendly and lots of creek spots for the dog to get water or play in. Be careful of slippery rocks when wet. Mostly shade with an open active cow pasture...More

1  Thank HJC5625
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My wife and I decided to try the Green Knob Trail at Milepost 295 so we accessed the trail at Sims Creek. After descending to the creek bed below, the trail meanders through some thick growth and ascends to a fence with a walk through...More

1  Thank celainej1
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Madison W
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Yes,as is the blue ridge parkway.
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