Balsam Nature Trail

EASY 4 reviews
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Balsam Nature Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Burnsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
7 days ago

This trail gives you an easy hike to go along with the short paved walk to the summit viewing area. I started from the Balsam Nature trailhead in the lower level of the parking lot. It was enjoyable seeing and learning about the Canadian-like spruce-fir forest. And I got to finish the nearly mile long loop by including the amazing views from the highest point east of the Mississippi River.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Nice warm up or cool down from the parking area.

hiking
8 months ago

I hiked this trail right after I completed the Summit Trail. It is well marked it and relatively easy nature walk. I highly recommended