Plott Balsam via Waterrock Knob Trail

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Plott Balsam via Waterrock Knob Trail is a 8.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sylva, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 8.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,483 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

hiking
22 days ago

Great, tough hike. Awesome views to bag in a short amount of time. Trail decently marked after Waterrock Knob by Yellow Blazes (a little faded but still there). Olane crash off of Browning Knob is eerie but a must see.

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blowdown
muddy
over grown
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
1 month ago

This is most certainly a strenuous hike but not too terribly bad. The trail is not marked well at all really once you get so far into it and is very easy to get turned around on. Make sure you use the GPS to follow your way.

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2 months ago

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7 months ago

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Sunday, March 04, 2018

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

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