Ivestor Gap Trail to Tennent Mountain and Black Balsam Knob Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

Ivestor Gap Trail to Tennent Mountain and Black Balsam Knob Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canton, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1414 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

From the Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 420.2, turn right on FS 816 and drive to the end of the road where you can park, its approximately 1.3 miles

hiking
10 days ago

Majestic views! Moderate hiking conditions due to narrow rock laden trails. While hiking it's often necessary to look down instead of forward to a solid tripping. At the summit the views are incredible making it all worthwhile.

hiking
13 days ago

I'd definitely like to return on a clear day. Hike was easy, low impact in spite of trail erosion.

19 days ago

Good hike for almost anyone. Take water.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail

hiking
1 month ago

Had to get back up to my favorite trail in the East. Picture perfect day, got to the trailhead at Graveyard trail and ascended upwards from Sam's Knob > Black Balsam Knob > Overlook to decent and climb to and from Tennent Mt. Temps in the mid 60's, light winds and surrounded by roaring mountains.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The wind was ripping up here today. It was sunny and in the low 30's. Amazing vistas from bald to bald. One of my most enjoyable hikes in a long time. I'm adding pics as well, Happy Trails!!!

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing trail with great views along the whole thing. Moderate trail, with a few strenuous parts. Busy by the Black Balsam portion. Weather changes very quickly, so pack appropriately.

6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

backpacking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

This is a beautiful trail. There are plenty of wide open views and the hike is a very enjoyable hike. It's best to go during the mid day,sometimes the fog is heavy and the views become obsolete. We really enjoyed this hike. Black Balsam Knob is one of our favorite places to go to,it has many trails to explore.

9 months ago

walking
9 months ago

9 months ago

Gorgeous views and a very enjoyable hike