6,214 ft / 1,894 m


989 ft / 301 m


42 summits

Top climbing months

July   15%

May   13%

September  13%

Most climbed route

Art Loeb Trail

"This trip was on the most beautiful day for a hike. I began at the Art Loeb Trail where it intersects Black Balaam Rd and began my climb, meandering through the forest. After popping up out of the trees, there are 360 degree views. This is probably my favorite hike, because of the beautiful scenery for most of the hike. I passed by a couple getting married as well as several other hikers along the way to Black Balsam Knob. One I reached the top, I realized that I had plenty more time before sunset. So I continued on to Tennent Mountain. I left the crowd behind at Black Balsam and imme" - ChrisM, Apr 28, 2018
"Mid-November loop day hike hitting three Southern Six'ers and three waterfalls. Graveyard Fields Overlook > Graveyard Fields Loop > Lower Falls > MST Access > Skinny Dip Falls > Bridges Camp Gap Trail > Greasy Cove Trail > Ivestor Gap > Grassy Cove Top > Art Loeb Section 3 > Tennent Mountain > Black Balsam Knob > Black Balsam Parking > MST > Graveyard Ridge Connector > Graveyard Fields Loop > Upper Falls > Graveyard Fields Overlook Distance: 18.6 mi. Altitude Gain: 4993 ft." - WGMayo, Nov 12, 2016
"Hiked with Caet Cash. We met up at the Asheville Visitors Center around 0900, and she drove us up to the trailhead - which I was grateful for so I could look out the window at all of the amazing views on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The parking area was fairly crowded but we didn't encounter too many people on the trail. The elevation from the trailhead to the summit was nothing to write home about. The trail itself was interesting and very deep, & I really enjoyed the foliage that I don't see at home in NY. Coming up onto the summit was fantastic - so strange to be in a meadow & have wild blueberr" - kellieirene, Jul 27, 2016



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