Sam Knob Climber's Log

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eric-griz - May 24, 2014 6:17 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2014

Nice little hike  Sucess!

I bagged both peaks. First the north, then the south. Not nearly as many people on this trail as on the Art Loeb.

Joel Hopper

Joel Hopper - Jun 16, 2013 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013

5 pack  Sucess!

Via Art Loeb Trail nice outing included in a grab of Black Balsam, Tennent Mountain, Grassy Cove Top, Shining Rock & Sam Knob. Last peak of the day. Quick & easy with great views.


mlandau3 - Jan 6, 2011 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2004

Which Peak Is Higher?  Sucess!

Did this via an unusual route (from the Devil's Courthouse)


sprosseda - Oct 7, 2009 12:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 1997

One of the best sixers  Sucess!

Have probably camped on top about 10 times and hike it from 3 different trails. Also bushwacked 800 ft up from flat laurel creek. One of my favorite mountains and areas, so scenic. The craggy gneissic outcrops on top are a blast to boulder on. Magnificent views, especially at sunset.


Cortez - Oct 5, 2009 2:23 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2004

Route Climbed: Flat Laurel Creek> SN Summit Trail  Sucess!

One of our 1st Sixers.


tioga - May 12, 2009 2:02 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2009

Best in Great Balsam Range  Sucess!

This is the best peak in the Great Balsam Range. Excellent views from the top and a beatiful peak, with the two summits. This reminded me of a peak in the northeast. And there wasn't a single person on it the morning I climbed it.


MarkDidier - Jul 12, 2008 9:42 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2007

Great Short Hike  Sucess!

A nice easy hike with excellent views from the summit.


peakrat76 - Apr 21, 2008 6:46 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2008

Trail Route - Class 1  Sucess!

A fun & quick route to the summit via the trail. No one else on the mountain this date. Superb summit view. My first trip to climb in the Blue Ridge & Great Smokies - gained a whole new perspective on the region.


Koonsy - Mar 4, 2008 9:18 pm

Route: From 215  Sucess!

The parkway was closed so we hiked out from 215 which was a really nice trail. Great weather and we had the summit to ourselves. I wish the peak was more isolated so the hike would be more rewarding.


buzzdainer - Oct 15, 2007 1:12 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2002

Black Balsam Trailhead  Sucess!

For my money, one of the most beautiful places on earth.


StarMan - Aug 9, 2007 7:59 pm

Great 360 views!

Have hiked this one in all seasons from different trailheads.


slick858 - Apr 23, 2007 10:55 am Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2007

Sam knob summit trail  Sucess!

Great Weather in brevard 79 F and 60's with chilly wind on sam knob, too bad it could have been the same up at 6000 ft.


Tbacon251 - Mar 19, 2007 3:32 am Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007

Great hike!!!  Sucess!

Great page Bob! Made the summit on a cold day. Had great weather. Awesome view!!!

Dottie Little Tent

Dottie Little Tent - Jan 2, 2007 1:22 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007

New Years Day 07  Sucess!

Came from Flat Laurel tr, water was high therefore waterfalls were roaring. Relatively warm (36F) and calm ( slight breeze ) for winter. Great views.


GAHikerGirl - Jun 15, 2006 1:22 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2006

A Nice Easy Climb...  Sucess!

With really spectacular views. I could see the whole 8+ mile trek along the ridge from Black Balsam Knob to Cold Mountain.


dwhike - Apr 28, 2006 1:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2005

Flat Laurel Creek Route  Sucess!

I've climbed Sam Knob a number of times but my favorite route is via the Flat Laurel Creek Trail. An added bonus is exploring the waterfalls along the creek.


TomSellick - Sep 2, 2005 12:57 pm

Route Climbed: From parking area Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!

One of my favorite campsites is right near Sam Knob...look for it and you might get lucky

Bill Jirousek

Bill Jirousek - Jun 15, 2005 10:21 pm

Route Climbed: From end of Road Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

We climbed in full pack; it was kinda hard. Nice views going up and the trail was well-maintained. We set up camp on the South summit overlooking a breathtaking valley. The sunset was fantastic and the morning mists were as well.


BobSmith - Apr 11, 2005 11:34 pm

Route Climbed: Little Sam Trail to Sam Knob Summit Trail Date Climbed: 04-10-2005  Sucess!

An amazing peak! I'm glad I finally got to summit this one. Had the peak all to myself for about an hour, despite the fact that the gap below was full of people.

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