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Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

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Saturday Morning Hike

Saturday morning hike in the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. It was a beautiful morning for a hike. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David S
Asheville, North Carolina
Walk in a Cathedral of Giant Poplar Trees

We went on a warm June day with another couple. It was an inspiring place. Walking amongst the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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Impressive 3800-acre wilderness that was once the unchartered hunting ground of the Cherokee Indians.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“upper loop” (9 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday morning hike in the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. It was a beautiful morning for a hike. I have hiked Joyce Kilmer many times. It is always so relaxing to be there.

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a warm June day with another couple. It was an inspiring place. Walking amongst the giant Poplars makes one feel very small. As we hiked the trees kept getting bigger and bigger. It was very quiet. A great place to reflect on...More

Thank WoodyMCP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped by on our way home from Robbinsville. This was her first hike since recovering from a broken foot - so we found a fallen limb to use as a walking stick and slowly proceeded through the lower and upper loops...More

Thank jt_powell
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Took a ride up to the forest near Robbinsville and hiked the 2 mile trail. Awesome trees that are some of the biggest in the eastern United States.Also took the short 4 mile road out to Maple Springs lookout. Beautiful area!

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great place , highly recommend, not handicapped accesible but the trail is well marked and fairly easy. THE Poplars are magnificent

Thank stndglasLenoirNC
Reviewed 2 May 2017

My family and I decided to visit the forest for an adventurous hike. The trails were well marked and not too difficult. There are many photo opportunities at the bases of the giant 400 year old plus trees. There were some of the areas closed...More

1  Thank Jeff J
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We spent 4 days here in May, camping, hiking, and touring around. The beautiful trails through the Forest are well defined, and generally not too difficult--some easy. The trees were so tall, and some up to 150 years old, especially the poplars. The understory looked...More

2  Thank Bobbie B
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Have wanted to go here for years. It is a nice 4 mile or so hike Nothing too hard. Well marked trails. The trees are unbelievable . The sheer size and beauty are stunning

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Based on the photos I saw of this place, I had high hopes for a very relaxing, picturesque hike with expansive views of the forest, etc. The main trail is a 2-mile figure 8, with the top 1/4 of it the one with the views...More

4  Thank myfloridalife
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We drove over from the Chattanooga area, it was Wednesday, October 5. With light traffic and sunny blue skies, it was a good trip. We stopped in Robbinsville and got some Bojangles fried chicken to have a picnic at the forest. I have been to...More

2  Thank Alan A
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5 September 2016|
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Response from casualtraveler55 | Reviewed this property |
I'm allergic to poison ivy but there wasn't enough to concern me. I'm not saying that some isn't near the trail, but it's not that prevalent--the trails are not overgrown with it. My husband and I don't recall any problems... More