Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Loop Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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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.

1.8 miles
380 feet

kid friendly




nature trips




wild flowers



over grown

11 days ago

18 days ago

It was wonderful!

1 month 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!

1 month ago

2 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.

3 months ago

Would not call this trail moderate. Very easy!

6 months ago

Very interesting trail with old growth forest.

7 months ago

7 months ago

Beautiful tree's!

7 months ago

Beautiful area and easy trail. The huge yellow poplar trees are so majestic and make the short hike a treat.

9 months ago

Nice little hike with pretty scenary

11 months ago

Great little hike. It hasn't changed much since I was a kid. Trails are easy & very well maintained. The trees are amazing & it's fun to see how many it takes to "hug" the tree ;)

11 months ago

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Absolutley stunning. Mesmorizing when looking up at the sky and it seems like the trees never end. So sad what the pine beetles did to all the Hemlocks in the forest though. Have to be weary of snakes that have barricaded themselves in the remains.

Monday, December 07, 2015

easy trail even for the beginner. made this hike after the foliage dropped. will likely return for a springtime hike. although its nice to see some virgin timber (yellow poplar in this case), keep your expectaions low as there are only a handful of true giants in this forest. nonetheless an enjoyable walk in woods and nice scenic drive to get there.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Beautiful park at the end of the Cherohala Skyway

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

This is a good trail for beginner hikers or for breaking kids into trail hiking. The ascends and descends are not very strenuous. The trail is well maintained. The trail is made into a figure eight, so for those who don't want to walk as far can settle for the lower loop, or hang out at the big boulder at the intersection of the loops and wait for the rest of their group as they finish the smaller upper loop. Nice creek and of course some very large trees.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

This was a nice easy stroll through a virgin forest. By far these are the largest trees I have seen. One of them was at least 8 feet in diameter. I took pictures of some of the trunks using my hiking poles to create some scale of how enormous these trees actually are. If you ever get to walk this 2 mile double loop trail you will not be disappointed.

Monday, July 13, 2015