Black Balsam Knob via Art Loeb Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Black Balsam Knob via Art Loeb Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canton, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
370 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

views

6 days ago

Quick hike with the option to extend your out-and-back to Tennent Mountain (totally worth it!) Hike up to Black Balsam is pretty open but if you decide to continue to Tennent, you walk through very high vegetation in a washed out trail, makes for a fun change of scenery until it opens up again.

hiking
10 days ago

Very pretty views. Lots of people and lots of dog poop. Good hike with kids, but the dog poop really takes some of the enjoyment away.

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
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2 months ago

One of a kind terrain and awesome 360 degree view.

2 months ago

Excellent afternoon hike, plan 2hrs, beautiful 360 pano views of the amazing Pisgah mountain range! This is a must if close! The drive to the trailhead is curvy and beautiful! Enjoy!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great place but venture more and you'll find the real treasures past Tennet Mt.

hiking
3 months ago

pretty much straight up. great views.

hiking
3 months ago

Entire Art Loeb trail/ Shining Rock Wilderness is magical.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing Hike. Some of the best views I have seen on the Blue Ridge. Easy Hike In and Out

4 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

Passing through from the Art Loeb Trail headed to the top of Shining Rock. It's beautiful up here.

hiking
5 months ago

One of my favorite hikes thus far. Easy access from the road and a quick, easy hike up to the balds. Once you reach the top you can go as far as youd like before turning around. The views are spectacular! My pup loved it as well!