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MTS Trail to Green Knob

Green Knob

Green Knob Near Wagon Road Gap (out and back)

  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 816 feet
  • Easy Hiking

The Mountains to the Sea Trail crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway several times. One of those spots is just south of Wagon Road Gap. We hike this little trail when we want something quick and easy to get to. It is accessible when the parkway is closed. The trail is less than 1/2 mile from the gate at Wagon Road Gap.

  • Picnic Area on left of road to road junction – elevation gain 140′ one way
  • Trail Crossing at Road Elevation 4530′
  • Green Knob – 5051′ –
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  • January 19, 2015

    We spent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day up on the parkway near Wagon Road Gap on the Green Knob section of the Mountains to the Sea Trail. It was a bluebird day and the temps warmed to the mid 50’s during our hike. The parkway …

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  • June 20, 2014

    Tailhead: Rough Butt Bald Overlook Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 425.4 Elevation: 5300′ Park at the Rough Butt Bald Overlook and walk across the Parkway to the Mountains to the Sea Trail. This section of the MTS runs parallel to the Parkway for several hundred yards …

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  • June 20, 2014

    Distance: 3 miles Elevation Gain: 816 feet Easy Hiking The Mountains to the Sea Trail crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway several times. One of those spots is just south of Wagon Road Gap. We hike this little trail when we want something quick and easy …

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  • June 20, 2014

    The Mountains to the Sea Trail crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway several times. One of those spots is just south of Wagon Road Gap. We hike this little trail when we want something quick and easy to get to. It is accessible when the parkway …

    Read More →

  • June 16, 2013

    Phil and I have enjoyed a great weekend back on the trail. After twisting my ankle the second week of May, our hiking came to a grinding halt. Last weekend, I felt that we needed to test a few little hikes and work on getting …

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  • June 16, 2013

    Phil and I have enjoyed a great weekend back on the trail. After twisting my ankle the second week of May, our hiking came to a grinding halt. Last weekend, I felt that we needed to test a few little hikes and work on getting …

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  • January 20, 2013

    On Sunday, we decided to hike a section of the Mountains to the Sea Trail that runs the ridge line overlooking Avery Creek Basin and the Shining Rock Wilderness. The Parkway was closed due to snow and ice. We could took 276 to the parkway …

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