We followed and Art Loeb trail up to the summit of Black Balsam Knob from the trailhead off Black Balsam Road. The trail is well worn and goes uphill at a pretty steep pace. Soon you are out in the open climbing several "balds" The views in all directions are spectacular. We did about a 3 mile round trip. It was well worth the effort. We looked down on Graveyard fields and the Blue Ridge Parkway.