Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Loop Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews
#10 of 67 trails in

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Loop Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Robbinsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
367 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

old growth

over grown

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Just the right amount of trail to work up a little sweat. There weren't any overlooks but the large trees were definitely worth seeing.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is an easy hike. Although it is not close to anything. maybe that is why it has those gorgeous large 400 years old trees. It is really worth to see!.
There was some fire damage, so part of the trail is officially closed, but there is really only some handrails burned down. But the upper loop where most large tree can be found had no fire damage.

3 months ago

This trail is pretty easy and a nice one for the family. It's a little over two miles and runs through a babbling creek. Grand trees and rocks. It's a stunner. It's a leisurely type trail.

3 months ago

Quiet morning at the end of July. Only hikers on he trail. Nice 400 year old trees, many large Tulip Poplars.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail with amazing trees mostly on upper section. Easy for kids and adults. Great river to cool off in afterwards.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Muddy today but worth the time and energy. Trees are very cool to see.

hiking
5 months ago

I first walked this trail when I was a boy in 1960s. It is great to see the giants still standing in this special sanctuary. Glad to see the fire damage didn't reach the upper loop. Huge poplars that have withstood centuries of wear and tear help humble us short-lived little folk. I encourage everyone to make the journey (which is also delightful across the Cherohala Skyway for us in Tennessee) to see these ancient wonders while they are here.
A couple other notes. There are nice bridges on this trail; the NFS did well. Also lots of birds--saw and heard some wonderful warblers.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice walk

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

It was wonderful!

hiking
7 months ago

This was a beautiful trail with grandfather old growth trees. I saw my first rattlesnake in the wild on this loop trail. It was amazing!

backpacking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

The right trail was closed but the left was open. Easy hike with creeks and HUGE Poplar trees. I stared in awe at them, really pretty hike through old growth forest that seemed to be spared from the saw.

9 months ago

Would not call this trail moderate. Very easy!

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Very interesting trail with old growth forest.

hiking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016