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Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

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Lovely spring hike

This was a beautiful spot and the hiking was easy, but so picturesque! We enjoyed every minute of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kristi L
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Loxley, Alabama
Dog friendly

Nice and easy hiking trails.... Dog friendly..... Not many of the big trees left but the hike is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Iris896
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Impressive 3800-acre wilderness that was once the unchartered hunting ground of the Cherokee Indians.
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a beautiful spot and the hiking was easy, but so picturesque! We enjoyed every minute of it. It felt like we were completely alone and it was so peaceful. Will definitely be back.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kristi L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and easy hiking trails.... Dog friendly..... Not many of the big trees left but the hike is well worth it.... There is a more difficult hiking trail but we didn't attempt it. There's a one whole unisex bathroom... And a few picnic tables

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Iris896
Reviewed December 11, 2018

My wife and I sought this location out on the advice of some of our hiking friends. We found our way there thanks to our GPS. There had been a lot of rain in the previous two days, but there were still vestiges of color...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DavidK389
Reviewed November 16, 2018

I would go back in a heartbeat! Nature's beauty at it's finest. But the restroom was HORRIBLE!!!! We went in early November and the main restrooms were locked so i don't know what condition they were in. The only available bathroom was an outhouse that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grandmomx3
Reviewed October 13, 2018

As much of the hike we made it up unprepared since it was a spur of the moment let’s go there while visiting other places in Blairsville, Georgia then Hayesville NC. Have to say it was still worth it though if I ever make it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Global659918
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Beautiful forest and stream. The well-marked trail is rated easy, but unfortunately it is not an easy hike for anyone over 60 (maybe 50 even). I would classify it moderate at best. In addition to the rapid increase in elevation and the mandatory stairs, which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LPSTP
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I astopped on our way back from Florida after a friend told me about this old growth forest. We hiked into one at Great Smoky Mountains last year so were excites to be able to stop. It is a nice trail and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pam W
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We hiked the loop to see the old growth trees and we were not disappointed. There are some spectacular old trees along the hike. I would rate this hike as moderate+. Hard to call it easy with so many steps, rocks and roots to step...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Perry G
Reviewed August 4, 2018

If you've been visiting the Robbinsville, NC area and have enjoyed the beautiful forest scenery from your car window, take a few hours out of your schedule and visit the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. It's the perfect place to park your car, have a picnic,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brian0ntheGo
Reviewed July 21, 2018

I learned the poem "Trees" when I was in 5th grade. I always thought Joyce Kilmer was a woman, so I learned something as well as enjoyed the beautiful nature hike. My husband is 65 and I'm 60, and we had no problems with this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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No car tour... You have to hike in to see them
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