Best trails in Balsam Grove

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Looking for a great trail near Balsam Grove, North Carolina? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Gorges State Park or Table Rock State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Stumphouse Mountain Bike Park or Pinnacle Park. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Balsam Grove ranging from 1.8 to 6.9 miles and from 2,549 to 6,210 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Balsam Grove
Top trails (19)
#1 - Graveyard Fields Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Offline map is recommended. Users have reported that the trails are not marked well.Show more
#2 - Ivestor Gap Trail to Tennent Mountain and Black Balsam Knob Trail
Shining Rock Wilderness Area
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
NOTE: It has been reported that the road to the trailhead is currently closed due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Offline map is recommended. Users have reporteShow more
#3 - Tennent Mountain via Black Balsam Knob and Art Loeb Trail
Balsam Grove, North Carolina
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
Please note that the main trail that goes right to the top is currently closed for erosion. Beautiful hike. Definitely difficult on some parts. Lots of people so arrive early. There are a couple of sShow more
#4 - Lower Falls via Graveyard Fields Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 17 m
Lower Falls via Graveyard Fields Trail is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Balsam Grove, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The traShow more
#5 - Courthouse Falls
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
Easy short hike. Look for the log on the ground with the word "Falls" painted in white and an arrow. Steps down to the waterfall are narrow and steep. Well worth the trip. NOTE: This trail closes periShow more
#6 - Sams Knob via Art Loeb Trail Loop
NC Confederate Veterans Memorial Forest
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
Sams Knob via Art Loeb Trail Loop is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Balsam Grove, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail isShow more
#7 - Cove Creek Falls and Toms Spring Falls
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Cove Creek Falls and Toms Spring Falls is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Balsam Grove, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail ofShow more
#8 - Courthouse Falls via Summey Cove Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
Difficult mainly due to steepness of about half the trail and slippery surface (loose leaves over mud on steeper sections). The trail is kind of hard to follow at first, keep to the right and climb ifShow more
#9 - Bird Rock Falls
Balsam Grove, North Carolina
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 15 m
Bird Rock Falls is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Balsam Grove, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#10 - Dill and Upper Dill Falls
Nantahala National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 53 m
Please note: The Forest Service hate is closed December 15 - March 15. Please check with the park website for updates. Dill Falls is a sixty foot waterfall on Tanasee Creek in the Nantahala National Show more
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