Hike Tennent Mountain

Rate this Adventure North Carolina Black Balsam Knob Road

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This is a great hike to catch an epic sunrise that is good for spring, summer and fall. Grab Breakfast at the Pisgah Inn after!

Park at the Lot at the end of Black Balsam road, and start your morning in the dark, down the old dirt road at the end of the lot. Take this road until you get to Ivestor Gap and make a right onto the Art Loeb, try and time it so the sun is just about to rise here. Hike or trail run The Art Loeb trail back to Black Balsam while the sun makes its way up over the horizon! One of my favorite ways to start the day, and the dogs love it too! We like to pile back in the truck and make our way south on the parkway after for breakfast at the Pisgah Inn!

Give it a try sometime!

Pack List

  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Warm clothes
  • Sturdy shoes
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Activities:

Photography, Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

4 Miles

Elev. Gain:

900 Feet

Features:

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Added by Steve Yocom

25 years young. Burst at the seems, be what you dream. Living in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Adventuring whenever I can!

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