Art Loeb Trail, Brevard

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The Art Loeb Trail is a 30.1-mile (48.4 km) trail located in Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina. The northern terminus is at the Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp in Haywood County, while the trail's southern terminus is located near the Davidson River Campground, near Brevard, in Transylvania County. Along the way, the trail traverses several significant peaks, including Black Balsam Knob (6,214 ft), Tennent Mountain (6040 ft) and Pilot Mountain (5095 ft). The trail also passes the base of Cold Mountain, made famous by the novel and film.

National Geographic Adventure listed the trail as one of the thirty best North American hikes. They praised the views offered on the high Appalachian Balds, the challenging climbs, and the trail's diverse landscape.
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  • Hiked many trails on many continents and this is my favorite trail of the Appalachians. Good water access for backpacking, great views (probably the best views on the blue ridge) on the balds. Good... 
    Hiked many trails on many continents and this is my favorite trail of the Appalachians. Good water access for backpacking, great views (probably the best views on the blue ridge) on the balds. Good...  more »
  • Art Loeb Trail is a great trail for families that are wanting to take in some breathtaking views of North Carolina. 
    Art Loeb Trail is a great trail for families that are wanting to take in some breathtaking views of North Carolina.  more »

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