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Address: Brevard, NC

The Art Loeb Trail. Stretches for 30 miles. Closest to Asheville it crosses...

The Art Loeb Trail. Stretches for 30 miles. Closest to Asheville it crosses the highway at Milepost 420, about 30 min from Asheville NC. Spectacular view from Black Balsam Knob and Tennent Mountain.

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Beautiful top 10 in WNC

Grab your day pack and a wide angle lens. This famous trail is among North Carolina's finest. Stunning views 365 days a year. One of our favorites.

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Nik F
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Grab your day pack and a wide angle lens. This famous trail is among North Carolina's finest. Stunning views 365 days a year. One of our favorites.

Thank Nik F
Brevard, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a great challenge for you. I'm 70 plus and love this trail. A nice challenge although very rewarding. Enjoy the Davidson River experience. It's Awesome in this area.

Asheville, North Carolina
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43 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

My family loves going on the Art Loeb and especially, the Black Balsam section. The view can't be beaten and this section isn't overly taxing for folks that may not get to hike often.

Thank Julie S
Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a 33 mile hike from the bottom land near Davidson Creek campground in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard all the way up over the Blue Ridge Parkway and into the Shining Rock Wilderness. It is a beautiful trail, but with rocks and roots and considerable elevation gain. You can hike sections of it and get a feel... More 

Thank Jim W
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Four of us hiked part of the Art Loeb Trail in July 2016. Access for us was off the Blue Ridge Parkway - warning - the bathroom where we parked smelled horrible. The hike is moderate to strenuous - moderate for most hikers. Sun exposure can be an issue since it is a ridge trail. But the views - Wow!

1 Thank BSchug
mt pleasant, sc
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

This was a brutal hike - about ten miles of mountainous climbing. After the first climb to the ridge - the branch going towards Black Balsam to the right and to the left going to Cold mountain we were worn out. Then it is up and down all the way to Black Balsam. Difficult hiking, but beautiful scenery. The threat... More 

Thank William E
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

The Art Loeb Trail is special and deserves a visit any time of year. This 31+ mile path winds through the Shining Rock Wilderness, some of the finest hiking in the southeast if not the United States. The Art Loeb trails has four sections. Section one begins at the Davidson River Camp Ground in the Pisgah National forest. Section two... More 

1 Thank William F
Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Our friends who live out in Maggie Valley took us to this trail while we were in vacation with them over Memorial Day. We hiked the section from the Blue Ridge Parkway to the beginning of the Shining Rock Wilderness. What a magnificent hike it was. The views were spectacular all day and the trail was in fine condition. Given... More 

1 Thank chiefwahoo1989
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

If you have a deep appreciation for hiking among the natural lands of God's creation then this is one of many trails associated within the Pisga National Forest, Brevard, NC. Make sure you pack your backpack with a picnic snack or two and plenty of water. Depending on how much of the trail you do, it can be an all... More 

2 Thank 1Sunshine63
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is a wonderful trail that starts in Brevard but the best part is over Pilot Mountain and over Black Balsam Knob, Shining Rock, etc. Just a beautiful area.

1 Thank Michael C

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