Green Mountain Trail

At A Glance

Most Difficult

5.1 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 11.5
Steepness: Climbs Steeply
Tread Condition: Very Rough
Lowest Elevation: 3120 ft
Highest Elevation: 5920 ft
Climb Total: 2800 ft
Trail Number: 113
Hikes That Use This Trail: Green Knob


Climbs steeply from the river valley to the top of Green Mountain, and then travels along Fork Ridge. Variety of forest types culminating in a spruce-fir forest near the top. Scenic, wilderness travel.

Intersecting Trails

  • Mountains to Sea Section 2
  • This trail is located in the Middle Prong Wilderness area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Middle Prong Wilderness trails list page.

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    Trail Segments

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    Green Mountain - Green Knob to Bottom

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 3.34 mi

    Green Mountain - MST to Green Knob

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 1.78 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 5.12 mi

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    Rick said: After hiking the other end of this trail we decided to approach it from the northern end and hike up. The trail head is on the south side of the bridge when you cross the river; FS road 97 will be on the right. You can park here or cross the bridge then park on the left side of the road. The trail is next to the bridge. As it's not heavily used it can be hard to see. If you poke around you'll see it. There are no blazes on this trail. I saw some tape others have left up but nothing is marked. Also, bring hiking poles as this trail (coming up from 215) is very steep. There are several false peaks before the climb is over. Once you're up top it's nice, with views on both sides.

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 9:36pm
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