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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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Quiet hike in forest

Nice hike with lots of vegetation, not much water running since they are in a drought. We really enjoyed going across the foot bridges and exploring this wonderful place!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Savannah, Georgia

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hike with lots of vegetation, not much water running since they are in a drought. We really enjoyed going across the foot bridges and exploring this wonderful place!

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Concord, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It seems like it takes forever to get to the parking lot of the forest from Robbinsville. Once there, put on your hiking shoes and set off into the forest. The lower loop is 1.25 miles. At the Kilmer Memorial, there is the starting point for the .75 mile upper loop. The climb to the memorial is moderately strenuous with... More 

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited this as we came home from a rafting trip. We researched the poem and the history of Joyce Kilmer ahead time. We wanted to see the trees, and they were breathtaking. The Tulip Poplars are huge. The trail is rustic, but very doable. We were there on a hot day, but under the trees the... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had visited this forest 54 years ago and recently returned. It is as beautiful as it was back then! Quiet, peaceful. Originally planned as a memorial to Joyce Kilmer, the author ,of the poem "Trees" and is well preserved by the Forest Service of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Trails are available for walking through the forest and... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely hike that took me about 60-90 minutes round trip. The vegetation is beautiful and there are some huge old growth trees on the upper loop. There's a babbling brook along the lower loop trail.

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Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was a nice trip across the Cherohala Skyway to the forest. hike was not difficult and you could bring a picnic they have tables

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 July 30, 2016

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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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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