Greasy Cove Trail

At A Glance

Most Difficult

3.2 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 3.2
Steepness: Climbs Steeply
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: None
Trail Number: 362

Description

This trail initially traverses Grassy Cove Ridge at or near its crest, with minimal views other than of the Parkway, until it drops down to Greasy Cove Prong. Caution: The trail is especially difficult to see during this descent. It follows the prong until that stream meets the East Fork of the Pigeon River, where the trail terminates at the junction of the Big East Fork (#357) and Bridges Camp Gap (#607) trails.

Intersecting Trails

  • Big East Fork
  • Bridges Camp Gap
  • This trail is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Shining Rock Wilderness trails list page.

    This trail also crosses into these trailhead areas:

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    Comments

    Jon Baatz said: I will be hiking up Bridges Camp Gap Trail and this trail heading back to the Art Loeb. Do you know if there is a good selection of campsites to fit a couple hammocks? Thanks for any information you can give. Jon

    Sunday, November 5 2017 6:45pm

    Patrick said: There is a section of this trail where you have to cross the creek. If you do not cross the creek, you will end up at Graveyard Fields via Bridges Camp Gap.

    Sunday, November 13 2011 7:39pm
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