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Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

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Phone Number: 8284796431
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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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Beautiful site to honor felled World War I veteran and poet of "Trees." This is a figure-8 2-mile trail that includes a moderate incline. My husband made me take a trek pole and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
casualtraveler55
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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful site to honor felled World War I veteran and poet of "Trees." This is a figure-8 2-mile trail that includes a moderate incline. My husband made me take a trek pole and I was glad he did as there was a portion of the lower trail where the path was larger rocks that were wet (but no stream). There... More 

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Robbinsville, North Carolina
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A amazing place to visit and hike the trails, bring water and a film. Takes about 35 minutes to walk the 1.25 miler.

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Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old growth poplar trees were amazing. Lots of bees and poison ivy, so be aware. A beautiful area.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

These trees make you feel really small in this world. These yellow poplar trees are 400+ years old and it is amazing to stand next to these monsters. There is a stream or two running through the woods which is nice to sit beside. The hike is easy enough but long enough to make you feel as if you accomplished... More 

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Dalton, Georgia, United States
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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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Florida
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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