Scenic tour of Balsam Mountain and the Mile High overlook in Smoky Mountains National Park. Balsam Mountain is accessed by way of the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Southeastern area of the Smoky Mountains National Park and some of the photos were made along the Parkway before turning onto Heintooga Road.

We took the one way, narrow and very rough unpaved 13 mile Balsam Mountain road down toward Cherokee NC which took about 2 hours! The scenic Raven Fork stream runs along the road at the bottom end.

Narrow one-way Balsam Mountain Road

Narrow one-way Balsam Mountain Road

Balsam Mtn Road runs through the forest for 13 miles

Balsam Mtn Road runs through the forest for 13 miles

Raven Fork runs along the road at the bottom end

Raven Fork runs along the road at the bottom end