Hiking in Green River Game Lands
Distance from motel
Bear Branch Descent! It offers up a fantastic downhill, and can be accessed from Long View Road or Rock Hop / Bradley Branch Trails.
LOCAL SECRET (Shh!)
These trails can be shuttled! Start at Pulliam Creek Trailhead and hike down to the exit of Green River Cove Trail near Wilderness Cove Campground.
In spite of its ~18,000 acres of wilderness, the Green River Gamelands is less frequented by hikers than its big brothers, Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Forest, Nantahala National Forest, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In spite of this under-the-radar reputation, the 15+ mile trail system features stunning views, lung-busting climbs, tranquil campsites, and access to the granite cathedral that is the Green River Narrows.
Little Bradley Falls Trail
Green River Cove Trail
Green River Narrows
Pulliam Creek Trail
Rock Hop Trail Loop
Green River and Bear Branch Loop
The Green River Game Lands is approximately 18,000 acres, with ~15 miles of trails.
You may not camp in Green River Game Lands unless in a designated area marked by a landowner.
Bring a backpack with plenty of food and water, weather appropriate clothing, hiking shoes, first-aid kit, a GPS and/or map and/or compass. Some of the trails are not well marked, or have overgrown vegetation, so be prepared to navigate.