Black Balsam Knob, North Carolina

Prominence: 989 ft, 301 m

Elevation: 6214 feet, 1894 meters

True Isolation: 6.89 mi, 11.08 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 6214 ft / 1894 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 19' 41'' N, 82° 52' 28'' W
35.328003, -82.874571 (Dec Deg)
329618 E 3911030 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionHaywood

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     Southern Appalachian 6000-foot Peaks (Rank #18)
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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 407
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 361)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1992-10 b by William Musser
     1996-09 by G. Ringle
     2002-02-12 by Kevin Hessler
     2011-05-15 by Nathan Sylvester
     2011-09-10 by Tom Layton
     2012-08-05 by Mike Stinson
     2014-05-19 by Jay DeKing
     2014-05-27 by Jay DeKing
     2014-05-28 by Scott Chruszcz
     2014-09-02 by Jack Magaw (GPS Track)
     2014-10-25 by Albert Wolff (GPS Track)
     2015-07-04 by Brian McCray
     2015-09-07 by William Sanderson
     2015-10-06 by Jay DeKing
     2015-12-29 by Bradley R (GPS Track)
     2016-09-24 by Alex Houpt
     2017-01-15 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2017-03-21 by Eric Lombardo (GPS Track)
     2017-03-25 by Debbie Adams
     2017-09-03 by David Winston (GPS Track)
     2017-10-12 by Ken Durham
     2018-05-26 by Super Tramp (GPS Track)
     2018-05-27 by Caitlin Roscioli
     2018-06-23 by Jonathan Blackwell (GPS Track)
     2018-07-27 by Henry Pharr
     2019-02-14 by Ariel Jacala (GPS Track)
     2019-05-26 by Jeb Ware (GPS Track)
     2019-08-30 by Mike Gourley (GPS Track)
     2019-11-11 by Mike Trimble
     2020-07-31 by Scott Leslie
     2020-08-16 by Patrick Clay
     2020-09-26 by Garth Brown (GPS Track)
     2020-11-07 by Scott Leslie
     2020-11-28 by Jeff Wadley
     2021-04-29 by Phillip McCullough
     2021-06-09 by Raven Matherne (GPS Track)
     2021-06-25 by David Ensley (GPS Track)
     2022-07-09 by Kevin McCabe
     2022-11-13 by Amber Gibbs
     2023-01-01 by Justin P (GPS Track)
     2023-04-15 by Veronica Ashcroft

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Plaque on the summit (2019-04-07). Photo by Cory Dee.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 989 ft/301 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 989 ft/301 m
  Line Parent: Richland Balsam
  Key Col: Haywood Gap    5225 ft/1593 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 6.89 mi/11.08 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.3717, -82.9842
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Lickstone Ridge  (WNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Central Blue Ridge Ranges
Range5: Great Balsam Mountains
Drainage BasinsPigeon
French Broad
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: National Forests in North Carolina
Topo MapShining Rock O35082c7 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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The Art Loeb Trail approaching Black Balsam Knob from the south (2019-05-26). Photo by Jeb Ware.
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early winter view looking SW from the summit bald (2022-12-02). Photo by Chaney Swiney.
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