Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest to Tennessee State Line Professional Review and Guide
"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."