Green River Cove Hike


 Distance to drive:   about 18 miles 

Distance to walk:   about one and a half hour one way 

Hike Rating:           easy, take a swim suit. 

Reward:                Tranquil hike along the Green River, ending your hike on a huge boulder-strewn section of the river, where you can dip into the cool waters. 

Driving direction:   Go 64 east and follow Route 9 South for about 9 miles. After you see the Lake Adger dam on the right, take the next right (Garrett Road), go for 1 mile and turn right into Silver Creek Road. Go for 2.3 miles and go left into Green River Cove Road. After 7 miles, you come to an old iron bridge. Park there. The trailhead is just before the bridge. 

Hiking direction:    The trail starts with a short set of steep stairs but continues at a leisure pace along the north bank of the river. It has continuous views of the Green River both of its calm, easy-flowing areas and its sections of intense rapids. There are several small stream crossings. After about an hour hike, you come to a steep stairway. Do not go up the stairs but bear to the left towards the river and you will see a huge bolder-strewn section, where there is plenty of opportunity to rest, admire the work of nature and take a dip in the water if you like. You are here just below “The Narrows”. 

 (If you have changes/corrections or would like to add a hike that you know about in our area, please feel free to contact me: Russ Meade, )

“I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, To put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die Discover that I had not lived. “Henry David Thoreau

Have a fantstic day exploring our beautiful mountain home!

Russ Meade

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