Black Balsam Knob
The 46 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway that run through Haywood County are one of the most popular attractions in the area. After breakfast head up Highway 276 to hop on the Parkway. Go South and just past milepost 420, look for the road to Black Balsam on the right. The Black Balsam Knob area is the perfect customizable hike for you and Fido. This section of trails includes some of the most spectacular mountains and balds in the Southern Appalachians, including Black Balsam Knob, Sam Knob, and Tennent Mountain. These treeless mountaintops draw people from afar due to their sweeping views and alpine appearance. After a morning of hiking, find a cool rock or grassy patch and enjoy your delicious City Bakery picnic.