The Green Knob Trail is a 2.3-mile hike in Price Park that begins at Sims Pond Overlook and passes through woods, valleys, and meadows, over Sims Creek, under the Sims Creek Viaduct, and up to the 3,920′ Green Knob. The varied terrain makes this an excellent trail for tourists who want to see the many types of landscapes in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Before setting out, check out our map of the Price Park trails.
Get on the Blue Ridge Parkway at the US-321 entrance in between Boone, NC and Blowing Rock, NC. Turn left to go north on the Parkway, and drive 3.5 miles. Green Knob Trail begins at Sims Pond Overlook, Milepost 295.9.
Photo Tour of Green Knob Trail
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On October 11, 2015, the fall color was nearing peak.