- Distance: 5 miles
- Elevation Gain: 600 feet
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Our usual plan of attack for this hike is to park in the Ivestor Gap Parking Lot and walk the old roadbed to Ivestor Gap. Next, we hike over the top of Tenant Mountain and then onto Black Balsam and back to the road. There is a 1/4 mile walk down the road back to the parking lot.
The section of the Art Loeb trail from the Ivestor Gap Access Road over Black Balsam and Tenant Mtn is easy to get to and a fairly easy little walk with spectacular views. During blueberry season, this trail is crowded with berry pickers.