Greenland Creek Trail

At A Glance


1.02 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 1.02
Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Trail Number: 488
Hikes That Use This Trail: Panthertown Valley Tour


Formerly called Carlton's Way, named after Carlton McNeil. Carlton was a nearby resident who loved the Panthertown valley and was known locally as its "keeper". He blazed many of the trails in the area, including this one, and his trails characteristically twist and turn through the undergrowth. This trail goes to one of the nicer destinations in the valley - Greenland Creek Falls - from the Cold Mountain parking area. The upland portion courses through a mixed forest while the creekside portions are sometimes wet and muddy.

Intersecting Trails

  • Mac's Gap
  • Panthertown Valley
  • This trail is located in the Panthertown Valley area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Panthertown Valley trails list page.

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    Trail Segments

    Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

    Greenland Creek - Mac's Gap Tr. to Falls

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.3 mi

    Greenland Creek - Cold Mountain Parking to Mac's Gap Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.63 mi

    Mac's Gap - Greenland Creek

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking
    • Length: 0.12 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 1.04 mi

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    James Plank said: The falls are awesome -- the trail is narrow, a bit overgrown, and really muddy. On the upper part, the map says that there are two waterfalls to the west, but I couldn't figure out how to get there -- again, everything was overgrown. I'd recommend taking Mac's Gap instead on the upper part of the trail, as it's wider.

    Saturday, July 20 2013 7:09pm
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