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Richland Balsam Nature Loop Trail

Richland Balsam Nature Loop Trail is a moderately easy, 1.4 mile hike that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Set out on this trail that is only a few feet short of being the highest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The elevation makes it a nice, cool hike during the summer. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Richland Balsam Nature Loop Trail has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Bo
    Sep. 1, 2020
    Pretty Spot

    nice afternoon walk. my wife, Looe and I did it in an hour and a half this afternoon. easy to follow trail to the top of Richard balsam mountain from the blue ridge parkway. be careful, the directions via Apple Maps were wrong, and cell service was very spotty. my wife found the right spot by just looking up the mountain. trail is at the end of a pull off. good parking

  • Macie
    May. 21, 2020
    Beautiful Hike With Your Dog

    Beautiful hike on the parkway we ended up going twice. Has benches along the trail if you wanted to stop and sit while your pup drinks some water. The outlook you park at has a picnic table so pack some sandwiches to eat while looking at the amazing view for after your hike!

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