Mac's Gap Trail

At A Glance


3.13 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 3.13
Steepness: Hilly
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Trail Number: 482


Provides the quickest access to Greenland Creek Falls area from the Cold Mountain trailhead on an old road bed. (To reach the falls, take the hiking only Greenland Creek Falls trail upstream at the creek crossing). Past that, it ascends into the heart of the valley on an old road bed containing both singletrack and doubletrack, and descends again between Big and Little Green Mountains. Can be used to make a loop in the south part of the valley. This is the only bike trail in the valley not open to horses as well, and it has a great, remote character to it.

Intersecting Trails

  • Granny Burrell Falls
  • Big Green
  • Little Green
  • Greenland Creek
  • Panthertown Valley
  • Green Valley
  • North Road
  • This trail is located in the Panthertown Valley area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Panthertown Valley trails list page.

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    Trail Segments

    Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

    Mac's Gap - Panthertown Valley Tr. to Granny Burrell Falls Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.29 mi

    Mac's Gap - Granny Burrell Falls Tr. to Green Valley Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.75 mi

    Mac's Gap - Green Valley Tr. to Little Green Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.15 mi

    Mac's Gap - Little Green Tr. to Big Green Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.68 mi

    Mac's Gap - Big Green Tr. to Greenland Creek Tr.

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.66 mi

    Mac's Gap - Greenland Creek

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.12 mi

    Mac's Gap - Greenland Creek Tr. to Cold Mountain Parking Area

    • Allowed Uses: Hiking, Mountain Biking
    • Length: 0.63 mi

    Total Calculated Length: 3.27 mi

    This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.



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