Art Loeb-Black Balsam Trail

At A Glance

0.6 mi one-way

Steepness: Climbs Steeply
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough

This trail is located in the Black Balsam - Art Loeb Trailhead area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Black Balsam - Art Loeb Trailhead trails list page.


Climbs from the parking area at the end of Black Balsam Road to the top of Black Balsam Knob. This isn't the recommended way of reaching the mountaintop - use the Art Loeb trail instead by parking at the gap as you drive in - because it is very steep, rocky, and eroded. But it will get you there!



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Robin said: We found it to be a pleasant hike in fall weather with 360 degree views from the top and very, very windy. The trail varies from claustraphobicly narrow with low vegitation and brush changing to wide meadows and fields to walk through. If you play attention, you will see some wildflowers. We saw blooming Soapwort Gentian near the top and purple Asters were abundant on our October hike.It was less than 2 miles so we went and had lunch at the Pisgah Inn. A great day of exercise, friends and eating.
Sunday, October 7 2012 12:31am
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