Sam Knob Trail -- 5,420'

Sam Knob Trail (#617)

"Sam Knob...Enough Said"


GPS Coordinates:  35.325752, -82.881991 (Ivestor Gap Trailhead @ Black Balsam Road)

GPS Coordinates:  35.32262, -82.89363 (Flat Laurel Creek Trail Junction)

Album Direction-Of-Travel: Westbound

Highlights: Flat Laurel Creek, Sam Knob Access, Views


Length (one-way): 1.1 miles

Petzoldt Rating: 1.92

Difficulty: MODERATE

Total Elevation Gain: 410'

Elevation Gain/Mile: 373'/mile

Min. Elevation: 5,390'

Max. Elevation: 5,800'

Blaze Color: BLUE


See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Black Balsam Knob via Flat Laurel Creek (Snowstorm Hike)

Little Sam Knob

Sam Knob (2012)

Sam Knob via Flat Laurel Creek (2014)

Sam Knob via Flat Laurel Creek (2018 Winter Hike)

Sam Knob, Chestnut Bald, & Mt. Hardy

Upper Flat Laurel Creek Loop


Connecting Trails:

Flat Laurel Creek Trail (#346)

Ivestor Gap Trail (#101)

Sam Knob Summit Trail (#617A)