One section of the lower loop is closed due to recent wildfire. Access to the upper loop is still possible.
This is a moderate trail only due to rocks and roots. Enjoy beautiful old growth trees with a short loop hike.
Need to Know
A restroom and picnic tables are located at the trailhead.
This forest is one of the nation’s most impressive remnants of old-growth forest. The forest contains magnificent examples of more than 100 tree species, many over 400-years-old, and some more than 20 feet in circumference and 100 feet tall.
This 3,800-acre forest was set aside in 1936 as a memorial to the author of the poem “Trees,” Joyce Kilmer, who was killed in action in France during World War I. Part of the Joyce Kilmer-Slick Rock Wilderness, the woods are maintained in their primitive state.
The only way to see this forest is on foot. A 2-mile trail leads to the Joyce Kilmer Memorial and loops through the giant trees.
Flora & Fauna
Giant trees such as hemlocks, oaks and maples. Rhododendrons, mountain laurels and ferns. Many species of birds.
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