Distance is approx 6 miles, rated as moderate/easy. This hike offers some beautiful vistas in addition to the panoramic view from Devil's Courthouse. Learn about the ravens which congregate on the rock outcrops along the trail, and learn to identify them. Not a great deal of elevation change - around 500 ft. However, the Mountains to Sea section is rather rugged, with intermittent tree roots and 10” steps/rocks. Makes good footwear essential, and may be hiking poles as well. We'll be doing a loop from Black Balsam parking area to MST going to Devil's Courthouse. Then we'll return via Little Sam Knob trail, which takes us to the Flat Laurel Creek trail. From Devil's Courthouse, there is view of mountains across two state lines if visibility is good. Meet in Asheville at 10 am and return around 5:30 pm. This hike is for experienced hikers only. RSVP to hike leader Lisa McWherter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-713-4994.