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    Robbinsville , North Carolina

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    EL PASO, TX
    Ranger | 9947 pts
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    6/1/2019
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    Explorer | 21 pts
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    5/4/2019
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    Maggie Valley, NC
    Trailblazer | 534 pts
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    5/3/2019
    Beautiful walk in the woods!
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    Knoxville, TN
    Pathfinder | 105 pts
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    3/18/2009
    Great short day hike for family. Easy trail with plenty of things to look at. The "GIANT" trees are a must see. Last place in the Appalachains to see old growth still standing from before the logging of the region.
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    Hillsboro, NC
    Trailblazer | 503 pts
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    7/27/2007
    I did this trail with my two teenagers as a break during a 9 hour drive to visit relatives. A very easy quick hike, but it's a very humid area so expect to get sweaty even though it's a quick easy hike. One of my teenagers commented that it had an ancient tropical feel to it. The easy short hike is well worth the amazing trees, I've posted a few photos from the hike at
    http://gejr0405.phanfare.com/album/369620#imageID=23078929
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    Madison, AL
    Explorer | 26 pts
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    5/17/2004
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    Oviedo, FL
    Adventurer | 480 pts
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    10/16/2003
    These trees are truly amazing. The loop itself is well maintained and can easily be done by the whole family. The setting is peaceful, and you feel like you are in dense forest while only having to go 2 miles total.
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    Doleway, AL
    Trailblazer | 5056 pts
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    7/17/2003

    This is a spectacular tho short day hike, great with the kids. The huge trees in this virgin forest are awe-inspiring. What must it have been like to have the entire eastern portion of the continent covered with giants like this 200 years ago? The trees are beyond belief for an eastern forest. They very much remind me of some of the virgin stands in the Olympic peninsula in Washington, with 15 foot diameters on many trees. It is a "must-hike" for me every time I go to western NC.
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    Meridian, ID
    Pathfinder | 70 pts
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    6/14/1998
    A well maitained trail and a very easy hike for outdoor lovers of all abilities and ages in the only virgin hardwood forest on the east coast. Being in the midst of those huge, ancient trees is a wonderfull experience.
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    Trail Information

    Robbinsville
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    2
    Distance
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    1 hour
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    2,161 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    2,543 feet
    Top Elevation
    (828) 479-6431; www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/nfsnc/null/ recarea/?recid=48920&actid=70
    Local Contacts
    DeLorme: North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer, page 50, B2. National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map #784 Fontana & Hiawassee Lakes, J8, Trail #43.
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