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Balsam Mountain Nature Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Balsam Mountain Nature Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cherokee, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 121 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

over grown

no dogs

Heintooga Ridge Road, which you must drive to reach the trailhead, is closed in winter, typically from early November until mid-May. Most people who hike the trail are campers. Great hike for kids.

hiking
2 months ago

I would do it again, but not worth it to go out of your way for.

hiking
2 months ago

We arrived later than planned at Balsam Mountain Campground and wanted to take a quick walk after we set up our camp. Nature trail was convenient t because it started in the campground. We only took first mile. Once we got to the road we headed back to camp. Nothing spectacular to see, but was a nice way to stretch our legs.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
Sun Jun 17 2018

Sat Apr 29 2017