Black Balsam to Shining Rock -- 10 miles (RT)

  • December 2, 2012 · 9:00 AM

Let's head out to Black Balsam and Shining Rock in the Shining Rock Wilderness area, a group favorite!

This hike can be slightly challenging but fun.  I would rate it as moderate.

The hike will be out and back for a total of about 10.3 miles, and will be at a steady but reasonable pace. Expect to stick with the group and there will be many photo opportunities, so bring your camera, a lunch and water. Group limit of 10 due to wilderness area.  Friendly dogs and their owners are welcome.

We will meet at the Brevard Road Ingles parking lot at 9:00 am and will depart at 9:15 sharp.

If you have any questions or can't find me, here's my contact info:


Thanks and we'll see you on the trail!


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  • Debra

    Probably the best hike I've been on for having the best views for almost the entire hike. Thank you Forest for leading a hike I've been wanting to do for a long time.

    1 · December 3, 2012

  • Beth H

    Thank you for an amazing hike with a great group!

    December 3, 2012

  • Forest D.

    Here are the details for the hike.­

    1 · December 2, 2012

  • Forest D.

    Great hike with perfect weather. Thanks to Beth, Debra and Rose for such an enjoyable day.

    December 2, 2012

  • Rose

    This was an absolutely stunning hike. The views were amazing the weather near perfect I'd love to do this again in the Spring. Thanks to Forest for a great day!

    December 2, 2012

  • Ruthy C.

    since this trail is limited to 10(wilderness) how about splitting out another hike Eric?

    November 29, 2012

  • Beth H

    See you at the trail head around 10:15.

    November 29, 2012

  • Mike Z

    I might drop out depending upon how Saturday/Sunday activities come up and go. But always want to make sure I get a spot when Forest is leading a hike!

    November 29, 2012

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