The Lost Cove Ridge Trail is a forestry service trail from the Black Mountains Campground at the base of Mount Mitchell to the top of Green Knob. There is a free parking area across from the campground at the trail head. This trail has about 2,050 feet of elevation gain over 6.5 miles round trip.
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