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.
"No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he’ll keep coming back and back until one of you is dead."