Balsam Nature Trail Milepost 3553

Burnsville, North Carolina 28714

Balsam Nature Trail Milepost 3553

Balsam Nature Trail (Milepost 355.3) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Balsam Nature Trail is a self-guided interpretive trail that explores the spruce/fir forest and deforestation caused by insect pests and pollution. Mount Mitchell—the highest peak east of the Mississippi—is a crowning part of the Blue Ridge Parkway experience.

The nearly 5,000-acre Mount Mitchell State Park—North Carolina’s first state park—clings to the highest peak of the
Black Mountains and dominates the western skyline of North Carolina."

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Trail Information

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Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
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Skill Level
USGS Mount Mitchell; state park map available at summit facilities
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Dec 2018