7 miles in-and-out, Difficulty (1=effortless, 10=hard): 5. Good footing, few rock hops (use your poles), with gradual downhills to the river, then gradual uphills back to the trailhead.
Drive to: Green River Cove Trailhead, 3770-3934, Green River Cove Rd, Saluda, NC 28773 Approximately 1 hr drive.
Follow the Pulliam Creek Trail, then turn right on the Green River Cove Trail for a half-mile with a side-trip to the river then returning to the same intersection, but turning right on the Green River Cove Trail for roughly 1/2 mile to a second spot on the river for lunch. Return on the Green River Cove Trail, but stay right onto the Pulliam Creek trail back to our car.
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If it is super easy, the Green River and Pulliam Creek Loop is a 9 mile loop trail that features beautiful wild flowers and is also rated as moderate. We may want to incorporate.