Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

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  • Nantahala National Forest



Ancient hardwood forest has been preserved as a tribute to the poet of “Trees,” who was killed in action during World War I. Two-mile trail passes under enormous yellow poplars -- some over 100 feet high, 20 ft. in circumference, up to 450 years old. Wide variety of wildflowers carpet the ground under the huge, old trees.

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Nantahala National Forest
Robbinsville NC 28771


Latitude: 35° 20' 36.24" / Longitude: -83° 51' 21.5994"

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10 miles west of Robbinsville, NC just off Hwy 143

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