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Anna Ruby Falls

Appalachian Trail

Arkaquah Trail

Bartram Trail

Beech Creek Loop

Black Rock Mountain

Brasstown Bald

Broad River Trail

Chattooga River Trl.

Foothills Trail

Glenn & Dry Falls

Lake Russell Trails

Panther Creek Trail

Raven Cliffs Trail

Shining Rock Mt.

Smith Creek Trail

Tallulah Gorge Trails

Whiteside Mt.

Yellow Mountain Trail

Trail Wild Flowers

Index of Wildflowers

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Shining Rock Mountain

Shining Rock Mountain located in the Pisgah National Forest, is accessed from the Blue Ridge Parkway above Rosman, NC on the Art Loeb Trail. The parking lot is near mile post 420 on Forest Service Road 816. The trail led us over Black Balsam Knob (elevation 6214 ft.), which has a spectacular 360 degree view, on across Tennent Mountain and into the Shining Rock Wilderness through countless thousands of wild blueberry bushes to Shining Rock.

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Our destination!

mean-looking  hikers

This is our hiking group at the top of Black Balsam Knob near the Blue Ridge Parkway (elevation 6214 ft.) Our group this day consisted of (L to R) Wenferd Shedd, Sam Hay, Tony Presley, Dan Ross, Bob Presley and Wayne Miller. The photo was taken by Vickie Raney from Kentucky. August 1998

black balsam knob


From Black Balsam Knob looking across the mountain tops! Typical of the awesome views on the Art Loeb Trail. 8/29/01


blueridge

Our hike to Shining Rock has many awesome views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. August 2000

wilderness

The Pisgah National Forest is home to the Shining Rock Wilderness Area. This hike on the Art Loeb Trail brought us by the sign. Back (L-R) John Bellamy, Sam Hay, Terry Doyle. (Middle row) Wenferd Shedd, Dan Ross, Bob Presley,Steve Bennett, and Barry Bennett. (front)Tony Presley.8/29/01

shining rock

This picture shows a portion of Shining Rock, which is a very large rock cluster made of white quartz. Our group had lunch on top of the rocks and we were truly amazed at the size of this quartz deposit.

shining lunch

Lunchtime on top of some rocks for which the mountain is named.

bluberries on trail

Our hike to Shining Rock brought us through thousands wild blueberry bushes. The berries were at their peak and were delicious. This picture shows an example of a beautiful group of berries on the trail just before Shining Rock. August 29, 2001


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