Art Loeb Spur Trail

At A Glance

0.6 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 0.6 (Difficult)
Steepness: Climbs Steeply
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough

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


Climbs from the parking area at the end of Black Balsam Road to the top of Black Balsam Knob. Passes through a few switchbacks on its way up. Starts in an open shrubby area, then enters a more forested setting. Touches the spruce plantation on the slopes of Black Balsam once, before traveling through some wet and rocky areas and emerging from the forest again in the scenic area near the summit of the ridge. At the junction with Art Loeb trail, Black Balsam Knob is to the left.

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Total Calculated Length: 0.42 mi

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

Intersecting Trails

  • Ivestor Gap
  • Art Loeb Section 3
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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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