Richland Balsam Trail

Richland Balsam Trail

Known As The Best-smelling Trail On The Blue Ridge Parkway, This 1.5-mile Loop Winds Through A Spruce-fir Forest.

You’ll love this surprisingly easy hike to the highest peak along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Even though the climb is about 700 vertical feet, the Richard Balsam Trail is not overly strenuous, and the cooler temps make for a refreshing hike during hot summer months. Click here to view/download the Richland Balsam Trail topographic map.

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