Backpack Black Balsam

Mar 27 - Mar 29

Overnight Trip


Opens on Jan 16 9:00 am


Braja Smith

Hike down the Art Loeb trail and enjoy the grand vistas Black Balsam has to show you! Located in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, Black Balsam provides breath-taking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Experience the fresh mountain air on one of our favorite places to backpack! Expect full days of hiking. The trip will leave early in the morning on Friday and return late Sunday evening.


Registration Includes:

– Group camping equipment (tents etc.)

– All meals (usually vegetarian)

– Transportation

– CORE swag!

– Experienced Guides

Registration Does Not Include:

– Personal gear (i.e. sleeping bag, backpack, sleeping pad, headlamp). Feel free to rent outdoor gear from us! Participants get 10% off for their TRiP. More info here:


– Backcountry camping

– No electricity

– No running water

– No flushing toilets

– No showers

Your mandatory pre-trip meeting date and time will be listed on your receipt email.

All trips are non-refundable and non-transferrable unless cancelled by CORE.

If this trip is full, call CORE at 352-294-1040 to get on the waiting list.

Did you know CORE is carbon neutral? Your registration fee includes a $1 contribution to help us stay sustainable.

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