Hike This Ancient Forest In North Carolina That’s Home To 400-Year-Old Trees
By Robin Jarvis|Published March 13, 2019
Robin Jarvis began writing for OnlyInYourState.com in 2015 and quickly advanced to a Senior Editor role. She's currently the Brand Manager and has a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Journalism with a minor in Marketing. Her career history includes long running appearances on radio and television. She also has served as publisher of Shades of Green Magazine and Design Lead on several print publications. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for more than three decades and currently resides in Charleston, SC. When she's not working, she loves playing guitar, painting, traveling, and spending time with family.
If there’s one hike you place on a bucket list in Western North Carolina this year, make it the scenic figure-eight trail that loops through the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest near Robbinsville. It’s no exaggeration to say the trees here are the biggest in the state, or that there are more varieties of massive old trees in one spot in this ancient forest than anywhere else in the Tar Heel State.
The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is located at 5410 Joyce Kilmer Rd., Robbinsville, NC 28771. It’s open year-round. Admission is free. Learn more at this link on the official website of the U.S. Forest Service.