Join rangers for a hike to Black Balsam

Rangers with the Blue Ridge Parkway will lead a hike to the summit of Black Balsam Knob in the Shining Rock Wilderness of Haywood County at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29.

The hike is an easy to moderate 2-mile roundtrip hike on the Art Loeb Trail to the summit of Black Balsam Knob. Rangers will tell participants about the unique events that have shaped this area.

The hike will begin at the Black Blasam parking area. Turn down the gravel Forest Service Road at milepost 420, about one mile south of Graveyard Fields. Hikers should bring water and a snack, wear good hiking shoes and be prepared for changeable weather conditions.

828.298.5330, ext. 304.

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