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Great ride on our bikes

We actually picked up this trail at the sports complex at the sports complex in Brevard. I erm it a... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Leesville, South Carolina
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Very nice but difficult trail. Have only hiked a small portion of the trail. There are many steep... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
El Paso, Texas
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The Art Loeb Trail. Stretches for 30 miles. Closest to Asheville it crosses the highway at Milepost 420, about 30 min from Asheville NC. Spectacular view from Black Balsam Knob and Tennent Mountain.
Brevard, NC
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We actually picked up this trail at the sports complex at the sports complex in Brevard. I erm it a very easy nice ride. We rode into town and then back out to the campground in the Pisgah Forest. Our total ride was just over...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Very nice but difficult trail. Have only hiked a small portion of the trail. There are many steep places on this trail.

Thank sabimax
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I a shorter 4.5 mile loop on this trail, following two days of heavy rains. Not the best time to go. Much of the trail still had standing water and lots of mud. The portion from the parking lot was pretty rocky so the combination...More

Thank pathfinndr
Reviewed May 28, 2018

We love this trail. Some of the best hiking in the area and the views are amazing. One a clear day you have 360 degree views.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Open vistas can be hard to find but the Art Loeb/Black Balsam Knob areas are loaded! I love being able to see 100 miles on a clear day! Several peaks over 6000 feet provide some challenge. But I'm 64 and made it easy! On day...More

2  Thank James M
Reviewed August 16, 2017

This trail is not for the faint of heart or shortness of breath as it traverses 3 peaks over 6,000 feet and ends atop Cold Mountain, another peak over 6,000. Plus many more ups and downs along the way. It probably should not be attempted...More

2  Thank larry m
Reviewed August 12, 2017

This summer I only hiked a portion of the trail near the parkway with my son. I have previously hiked much of it. The whole trail can be challenging with the elevation changes, but it crosses some beautiful mountain balds through the Pisgah NF. If...More

2  Thank Steven C
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Loved the open sky views, the path was well marked with a steady steep climb, the view was amazing. Liked the fact that there were no trees, only at the beginning, eyes open spaces that reminded me of home in England.

2  Thank Maxine K
Reviewed July 25, 2017

We always park in the parking lot for Black Balsam (at the end of the road connecting to the Blue Ridge Parkway). Then it's up to the top of Sam Knob for an amazing view and (hopefully) a picnic lunch. After the summit, we enjoy...More

1  Thank stephensX3096CP
Reviewed June 5, 2017

We followed and Art Loeb trail up to the summit of Black Balsam Knob from the trailhead off Black Balsam Road. The trail is well worn and goes uphill at a pretty steep pace. Soon you are out in the open climbing several "balds" The...More

Thank WoodyMCP
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January 10, 2018|
Response from Maxine K | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s a walking trail.