Balsam Cone

Balsam Cone is a 6,611 ft / 2,015 m mountain peak near Burnsville, North Carolina, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4th highest mountain in North Carolina and the 16765th highest mountain in the United States. The nearest peaks are Cattail Peak, Big Tom, Maple Camp Bald, Potato Hill, Mount Craig, and Mount Mitchell. Balsam Cone belongs to the South Beyond 6000 Peak Challenge peak list. See the Balsam Cone map, 3D fly around, and the Balsam Cone photos to get a better sense of the mountain.

Balsam Cone SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by corrigan

13 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Jun 12, 2016. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Deep Gap trail, Black Mountains Crest Trail to Mt. Mitchell and Black Mountain Crest Trail.

Others who’ve summited Balsam Cone

  • corrigan
  • sabresfan13
  • lafiurcm
  • robertocampo

Routes Used trails & approaches

73% Deep Gap trail

13% Black Mountains Crest Trail to Mt. Mitchell

6% Black Mountain Crest Trail

6% Bowlens Creek to Celo Knob via Black Mountains Crest Trail


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6,611 ft / 2,015 m


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North Carolina, United States

Summited by

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  • corrigan
  • trailbug
  • sabresfan13
  • sestep1
  • Nimblefoot
  • MountainWatcher
  • jonathanwest
  • zacharyrobbins
  • david.brawn.79
  • lafiurcm
  • mickC
  • Quinn-and-Phyllis-McCutchen

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