Blue Ridge Mountains, NC
ART LOEB TRAIL & PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST
We start our adventure along the banks of the Davidson River and run through the tranquil Pisgah National Forest. We summit Pilot Mountain before continuing our climb to Black Balsam Knob, following the trail along the mountain balds into the Shining Rock Wilderness area with an optional push to the summit of the famous Cold Mountain.
The diversity of challenging climbs, exhilarating descents, mountain streams and inspiring views pack this expedition full of everything we love about trail running.
These mountains will leave our spirits renewed with their ancient gifts.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Blue Ridge Mountains: Part of the larger Appalachian Mountain range extending through eight states and comprised of ten national forests, peak elev. 6,684 ft Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail
Pisgah National Forest: Located in the Appalachian Mts., covers over 800 sq mi; elevations reach over 6,000 ft.
Art Loeb Trail: 30-mi trail in Shining Rock Wilderness; part of the Pisgah National Forest; trail extends across or passes several significant peaks, including Black Balsam Knob, Pilot Mountain and Cold Mountain, among others; elevation gain 8,257 ft.
Shining Rock Wilderness Area: North Carolina's largest wilderness area, many mountains in this wilderness system exceed 5,000 ft.; three peaks exceed 6,000 ft.
Cold Mountain: Located within the Pisgah National Forest, surrounded by Shining Rock Wilderness; peak elev. 6,030 ft.
Black Balsam Knob: Second highest mountain in the Great Balsam Mts., elev. 6,214 ft.
Graveyard Fields Trail: On the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 418.8), 3-mi hiking trail in a wildflower-filled valley surrounded by the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mts.
Looking Glass Rock & Trail: In the Brevard area of Pisgah National Forest, the trail climbs 1,700 ft.; peak elev. is 3,970 ft.
Pilot Mountain: A distinctive metamorphic quartzite monadnock, part of Pilot Mt. State Park; peak elev. 2,421 ft.
4 days/3 nights, active travel adventure October 21-24, 2021, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Meet up location: Brevard, N.C., located 30 minutes from the Asheville Regional Airport.
Offering optional daily trail runs
Premier forest lodging in private, architect modern designed cabins with custom finishes and a treehouse feel. Wi-fi accessibility
$ 4,500 + tax
Deposit secures your spot
Balance due by July 30, 2021
Washer & dryer in each cabin
All Meals & Snacks
Special Events & Outings
Park Entries & Fees
Cell service available depending on carrier
Covered outdoor deck space
Transportation flight to/from Brevard, NC
Daily housekeeping in cabins
This trip is part of the Threshold Expeditions Inspiration and Culture Series. These adventures are for the traveler who wants to enjoy the best in running and culture a place has to offer. Our days will be filled with good running efforts, visits to culturally significant places, the arts and destination restaurants.