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Little Green Trail #485

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Little Green takes one over the top of Little Green Mountain.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

75%

Runnable

4,059' 1,237 m

High

3,663' 1,116 m

Low

223' 68 m

Up

396' 121 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

The trail can be done either way, and it is steep in either direction. From the intersection with Mac's Gap Trail #482, it ascends several wooden steps to the top where the trail traverses various sections of slickrock/balds.

The trail is steep in some sections, and quite precarious if you venture off the trail down near the edge. At the top of Little Green Mountain is a lookout point called Tranquility Point. This is a large area of bald/slickrock where people can simply sit and enjoy the view of the surrounding valley.

From the intersection with Panthertown Valley Trail #474, the run up is a bit more arduous, requiring stepping up several sections of eroded roots. This side can be very slippery when wet.

Also, on this side of the trail is Schoolhouse Falls, a very popular (read: very crowded) attraction in the warmer months of the year. There is a large wading pool in front of the falls, and the river is very wide and shallow, making it a perfect place to hang out and relax.

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Timothy Parrish

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#478

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Schoolhouse Falls along the Panthertown Valley trail
Aug 13, 2019 near Cullowhee, NC
The School House Falls are one of the highlights of the Panthertown Valley Loop.
Dec 21, 2015 near Cullowhee, NC
Slickrock/bald rock face seen from Little Green Mountain Trail.
Dec 26, 2019 near Cullowhee, NC
View from a top Little Green Mountain Trail.
Dec 26, 2019 near Cullowhee, NC
Boardwalk on lower section of Little Green Trail.
Dec 26, 2019 near Cullowhee, NC
View of the Falls in the summer
May 12, 2018 near Cullowhee, NC

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