Joyce Kilmer Wilderness Area — Joyce Kilmer Recreation Trail

Robbinsville, North Carolina 28771

Joyce Kilmer Wilderness Area — Joyce Kilmer Recreation Trail

Joyce Kilmer Wilderness Area — Joyce Kilmer Recreation Trail Professional Review and Guide

"In most forests, you may see an old-growth tree every once in a while that causes you to stop in your tracks, crane your neck, and let loose an exclamatory, “Wow!” In the storied Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, by contrast, you may see a tree every once in a while that isn’t old growth.

Odds are, though, you won’t even notice those little guys because you’ll be so overwhelmed by all the big ones. Mammoth yellow poplars standing ram-rod straight and disappearing into the sky like Jack’s beanstalk—a beanstalk 20 feet around at the base and with tree limbs 50 feet high that are bigger than the trunks on most trees back home."

Joyce Kilmer Wilderness Area — Joyce Kilmer Recreation Trail Reviews

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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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Trail Information

Robbinsville
Nearby City
2
Distance
503 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 to 2 hours
Duration
Best in Spring
Season
USDA Forest Service
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Jul 2018