Tennent Mountain

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Mountain/Rock
Location:
North Carolina, United States, North America
Elevation:
6040 ft / 1841 m
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Tennent Mountain
Created On: Jul 21, 2005
Last Edited On: Jul 21, 2005

Overview


Tennent Mountain in the Great Balsams is a brilliant grassy bald with a rocky summit situated in Pisgah National Forest. The relatively easy hike on the well maintained Art Loeb trail offers some of the most spectacular mountain vistas in the Southeast.
There is a large summit marker at the top dedicated to Gaillard Stoney Tennent (1872-1953) who, according to the plaque, “established organized hiking in North Carolina.”


Getting There


From Asheville, take North Carolina 215 to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take a left. Follow the BRP to Forest Road 816. Park at the parking area where the Art Loeb trail crosses the road. Follow the Art Loeb trail north to the grassy bald summit of Black Balsam Knob (1.4 miles). Continue north to the summit of Tennent Mountain.

Red Tape


No permits, use fess or summit fees are required.
The BRP is prone to close due to snowy weather in the winter.
No parking pass is required.
LEAVE NO TRACE!

When To Climb


This mountain is a relatively popular mountain, especially during the spring, summer & early fall. Avoid the crowds and try to access the mountain between October and March.
The summer months in this area can be brutally hot & humid so make sure you plan accordingly.
The winter months bring freezing rain, snow and icy conditions.

Camping


We camped on the summit of Sam's Knob








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