Black Balsam Knob via Art Loeb Trail

based on 44 tracks & routes #2 hike out of 46 in
9.3 mi
Distance
4 hrs 58 min
Time
terrain
1,204 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult one way trail in Shining Rock Wilderness.

This trail goes by Black Balsam Knob, Tennent Mountain, Grassy Cove Top, Flower Knob, and Stairs Mountain.



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Public Tracks

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CheapCigarMan 1 year, 3 months ago
Art Loeb Section 3
trail_hike_comments: Starting at Black Balsam Road and going generally north, this is one of the most popular stretches of the Art Loeb trail as it crosses over the 6,200' summit of Black Balsam Knob. It then winds along the grassy summit of the ridge, including the summit of Tennent Mountain, before descending thru Ivestor Gap. The trail follows Shining Rock Ledge past Shining Rock itself - the quartzite rock outcrop which gave this wilderness area its name. It continues along the ledge at or above 5000' in elevation all the way to Deep Gap, where an out-and-back extension climbs up to the summmit of Cold Mountain., trail_bike_comments: None
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wyattcothran 5 years, 7 months ago
Art Loeb Section 3
Properties:, name: Art Loeb Section 3, segment: Art Loeb Section 3, mapid: 10, type: trail
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g8trtim 2 years, 5 months ago
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Rob 2 years, 9 months ago
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Rob 2 years, 9 months ago