Black Balsam Trail Running Tour
Clearcut by loggers over 100 years ago, these high mountain peaks offer some of the best views in all of Pisgah National Forest. The Plott Balsams, Black Mountains, and even Mount Mitchell can be seen from their summits. Along the way, we'll offer a brief history lesson to how the area came to be.
Black Balsam Knob is an exhilarating trail running tour suitable for runners with a basic level of fitness. Clearcut by loggers in the early 1900’s, these high mountain peaks offer dramatic 360-degree views atop their 6000′ summits. The 5 - 6 mile route includes a mixture of old railroad logging paths and rugged singletrack. Consider planning this trip around the sunrise or sunset, and expect you may hike a few of the more technical sections.
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- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including the address and parking information if applicable - will be included in your final confirmation email.
- Duration: 3 hours (Approx.)
- Departure Time: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.10/24/2019 - 9/22/2022
Tuesday - Sunday: 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
- Return Details: Returns to original departure point
- Bottled water
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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