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Blue Ridge Mountains


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 trip full of everything we love about being out on trail.


These mountains will leave our spirits renewed with their ancient gifts. 



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.

Trip Overview

Active travel adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.  No-Drop running/hiking. 

April 28-30, 2024

Meet up location: Brevard, N.C., located 30 minutes from the Asheville Regional Airport.

Daily Milage options 6-15 miles. Guide supported. 8 guests max. 

Premier forest lodging in private, architect modern designed cabins with custom finishes and a treehouse feel. Wi-fi accessibility.

Distance customization available on request and training needs; all levels welcomed.

$1999 + tax

A deposit secures your spot


 Washer & dryer in each cabin. Tree House Luxe Cabins. 


  • Single Occupancy Private Room *contact us if interested in sharing room with partner/friend/spouse

  • Running/hiking tips

  • Professional Guides

  • All Meals & Snacks 

  • Recovery tips

  • Daily Trail Shuttles

  • Special Events & Outings

  • Park Entries & Fees

  • Premier Lodging

    • Wi-Fi Availability

    • Cell service available depending on carrier

    • Fully-appointed kitchens

    • Covered outdoor deck space


Transportation flight to/from Brevard, NC 

Daily housekeeping in cabins

Personal Purchases

Travel Insurance



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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.

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