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We hiked to Black Balsam Knob on a foggy day and then realized that we were probably in the clouds all day. Even with no views, the hike was great and the fields were overflowing with color from the native plants. We started on the...More
Absolutely fantastic hike to a 360 degree amazing views at the Summit! Drive to the trailhead via the Blue Ridge Parkway and then park at the Black Balsam Knob parking. Take the Art Lobe trail and take the path right about 3/5 of a mile...More
An excellent hike for all ages. We were with a family group ages 10 to 68. The trail is a bit eroded so it's uneven, rocky, meandering. It's mostly in shades so bring plenty of sunscreen, water and good hiking shoes. You can go as...More
Wow! Nature always takes my breath away, but this is one of my favorite hiking spots. The views are killer and you can stand in numerous places on the hike and turn in circles and just be in awe of nature's beauty. I didn't see...More
We hiked up, around and over Black Balsam and Tennent mountains. Took a packed lunch and twice the amount of water we "thought" we needed, finished all of it! It's very windy and significantly cooler at the top all while unsuspecting visitors get a good...More
This mountain offers 360 degree views. It is an amazing place to visit. It is an easy half mile walk along the Art Loeb trail to the top at about 6000 feet. The views are amazing. You can continue on and the one trail loop...More