Green Knob Overlook is located just beyond Mt. Mitchell at Milepost 350.4. Unbeknownst to my wife and I when we visited here in 2010, about 100 yards north of the overlook is a trail that leads to a lookout fire tower
. The trail is a little over one half mile length and is easily overlooked. The tower was built in 1931, staffed into the 1970s, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
|View from the Green Knob Overlook|
Another hike is accessible via the Green Knob Overlook. The 4.1 mile (one-way) Snooks Nose Trail
begins here. This rather difficult hike connects the overlook to the Curtis Creek Campground. Snooks Nose is about halfway point of the trail.
|The start of the Snooks Nose Trail at the Green Knob Overlook.|