Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness Hiking Trail

Robbinsville, North Carolina
(hiking near Robbinsville, NC)

Trail length:

50 miles
Posted by: Jeff Barber on May 12, 2011


This Wilderness area contains one of the largest old growth forest tracts in the eastern US and features miles of hiking trails. Primative camping areas can be found throughout making this a good spot for overnight backpacking trips. Some trails can be steep and narrow with many peaks above 5,000 feet.


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Reviews of Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness

Reviewed by rtouhy on January 18, 2015

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Hiked the Slickrock Creek Trail, great hike with a little of everything. The fords are not bad and the creek scenery is great.
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Reviewed by Jeff Barber on May 12, 2011

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If you're looking for groomed, easy hiking trails Joyce Kilmer may not be the place for you (though the short Kilmer Memorial loop delivers). The rest of the trails can be steep and narrow at times, ranging in elevation from just over 2000 feet to more than 5000. A few great spots for views (like the Hangover overlook) and incredible old growth forests and creeks can be found here. You won't run into a lot of other hikers once you get a few miles in - enjoy the wilderness!
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backpacking   camping   creek   day hike   dirt   forest   high altitude   moderate   multi-day   network   overnight   point-to-point   remote   secluded   steep   stream   summit   views   woods  

Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness 3.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

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