At about 5 miles, Balsam is one of the shortest of the 3500 peak hikes. Great views from near the summit. Plenty of bang for your buck. A lollypop loop hike with short in-and-out stick at the beginning and end. Somewhat strenuous – about 1600 feet of vertical gain.
Event Duration: 5.2 miles, 6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult