Joyce Kilmer Wilderness Area — Jenkins Meadow Trail

Robbinsville, North Carolina 28771

Joyce Kilmer Wilderness Area — Jenkins Meadow Trail

Joyce Kilmer Wilderness Area — Jenkins Meadow Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Jenkins Meadow epitomizes the wilderness experience. You might not get that impression out of the gate, though. The trail starts with a quick climb, aided by steps and a rustic handrail. Take a good look because that’s the last you’ll see of such niceties.

From here, the trail ascends quickly on a narrow path that’s frequently off-camber. It’s a long drop on your right, though the mountain laurel will break your fall before much damage is done."

Joyce Kilmer Wilderness Area — Jenkins Meadow Trail Reviews

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9/25/2011
A short hike, but very rough because of the continuously climb from the start. Jenkins Meadow is no longer a meadow because the tree canopy has all but closed off the ground below. The hike was a great work out either way.
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Trail Information

Robbinsville
Nearby City
5.6
Distance
2,432 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2 to 3 hours
Duration
Best in Summer
Season
USFS Joyce Kilmer–Slickrock Wilderness, Citico Creek Wilderness Areas; USGS Robbinsville
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Jul 2018