Balsam Mountain Nature Trail

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Balsam Mountain Nature Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Maggie Valley, 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.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

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.