Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Loop Trail

MODERATE 35 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
380 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

23 days ago

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

hiking
27 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

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

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

Nice walk

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

It was wonderful!

hiking
4 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
4 months ago

hiking
5 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.

6 months ago

Would not call this trail moderate. Very easy!

hiking
9 months ago

Very interesting trail with old growth forest.

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

Beautiful tree's!

10 months ago

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

Monday, August 08, 2016

Nice little hike with pretty scenary

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

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 ;)

hiking
Friday, June 17, 2016

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016