The Balsam Mountain Trail has a maximum elevation of 6,030 ft (1,838 m), a minimum elevation of 4,442 ft (1,354 m), and an elevation gain of 24,438 ft (7,449 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Balsam Mountain Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|23,130||10.2 mi||4,442 ft||6,030 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|5.7 hrs||6.9||24,438 ft||20,573 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|5.2 hrs||2.3||20,573 ft||24,438 ft|
The length of the Balsam Mountain Trail is 10.2 mi (16.5 km) or 23,130 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Balsam Mountain Trail in 5.7 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 5.2 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Balsam Mountain Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Great Smoky Mountains National Park topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?
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