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Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

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Impressive 3800-acre wilderness that was once the unchartered hunting...

Impressive 3800-acre wilderness that was once the unchartered hunting ground of the Cherokee Indians.

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A Virgin Forest Well Preserved.

People, seldom do I struggle for words on tripadvisor. But here, all I can tell you is that once in your lifetime, you need to visit the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and hike the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark G
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Dalton, Georgia, United States
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Dalton, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People, seldom do I struggle for words on tripadvisor. But here, all I can tell you is that once in your lifetime, you need to visit the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and hike the loop trail. Along the way, you will see a remnant of the great forest that once stretched from Maine to Florida and west to the Mississippi... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so beautiful and trail is very well maintained. We hiked the enitire loop which is an easy two miles. You must wear long pants. There were warning signs for rattlesnakes but we didn't have any problems.

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Thank HolSosa
Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Joyce Kilmer park the 2nd week of June 2016. It was very clean, peaceful, & beautiful. I wasn't able to walk around much there as the trails were too much for me. I did get to read about it from the pamphlet available there & enjoy the bridge & wonderful sounds of the creek rushing below. It was... More 

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful area and well maintained. Trails are good. Parking and restrooms are at the trailhead. Unbelievable HUGE trees...have never been cut!!!! A must see.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Truly peaceful. We had the place almost to ourselves on a Monday morning, passed four other people on the trail. I am a hefty hiker, nearly 300 lbs, and it was a warm day with high humidity. So, I'll say there were just a few moderate uphill parts, but mostly easy. Nice to have a retreat from civilization. I hugged... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I think that I shall never see another wilderness area as peaceful and impressive as the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest! We stopped here during Memorial Day weekend to explore, and we were not disappointed. Some of the trees are so big around that it takes 4 or 5 adults to reach around the trunk! There are 2 intertwining trail loops... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We went to Joyce Kilmer and visited Huckleberry Knob. Beautiful area and sights to see. The forest hiking trail had some Amazingly large trees but especially the Tulip Trees (yellow poplar). Did some research and turns out there are some trees in the 400's and one I believe is around 500 years old. It's one of the few places left... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

One of the few places where through the chance of luck the tress were not raped from the land by the logging companies. Beautiful forest. Small parking area. Restrooms. Picnic areas. Shelter with story about Joyce Kilmer and the memorial. And, of course, a well described trail map for the hike up on two loops through the fauna and the... More 

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North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We arrived in the afternoon on a sunny, cool day. Three old geezers out for an easy hike to see some remarkable trees in an old virgin forest. it was great and well worth the time and effort spent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Our family traveled from Knoxville to hike the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. I am still in awe of the beautiful trip. The trees in the upper loop were breathtaking (do the upper loop. This is where the biggest trees are) So much beautiful undergrowth as well. The hike was slightly uphill but not too difficult. Our youngest (6) only tired... More 

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