Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest to Tennessee State Line

Robbinsville, North Carolina

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A 25-mile paved road through beautiful, undeveloped Nantahala National Forest, including old-growth trees at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and tremendous views from the crest of the Unicoi Mountains. This drive winds through a large block of undeveloped Nantahala National Forest. It starts in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, one of the most impressive remnants of old-growth forest in the eastern United States. From there, the drive climbs up to Maple Springs Overlook, a high point on the slopes of the Unicoi Mountains. Special attractions: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Maple Springs Observation Point, Nantahala National Forest, Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness, old-growth forest, hiking, scenic views, fall colors, and fishing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
Scenic Driving North Carolina

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Scenic Driving North Carolina

by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)

A 25-mile paved road through beautiful, undeveloped Nantahala National Forest, including old-growth trees at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and tremendous views from the crest of the Unicoi Mountains. This drive winds through a large block of undeveloped Nantahala National Forest. It starts in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, one of the most impressive remnants of old-growth forest in the eastern United States.

From there, the drive climbs up to Maple Springs Overlook, a high point on the slopes of the Unicoi Mountains. Special attractions: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Maple Springs Observation Point, Nantahala National Forest, Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness, old-growth forest, hiking, scenic views, fall colors, and fishing. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

©  Laurence Parent/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Robbinsville
Distance: 25
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Nantahala National Forest (Cheoah and Tusquitee Ranger Districts)
Driving Directions: Directions to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest to Tennessee State Line

Recent Trail Reviews

10/14/2003
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One of the most pretty drives in the USA. The views are wonderful, and don't miss the Joyce Kilmer Forest section. Take your time and take in the sights. It was especially nice with the leaves changing, but It appears to be nice all year round.



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