Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest – A GREAT Day Trip while in Murphy NC

The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is a great spot to take your family while you’re in Murphy, NC. No matter your age, condition, you name it, you can really enjoy the Forest. It has some of the BIGGEST trees you’ll ever see! It has a wonderful hiking trail that is rated as easy, so it’s perfect for families. The shape of the trail is a Figure 8, and you can choose to do all or half of it. In addition to the SUPERSIZED trees, you’ll find there are some gorgeous, rushing creeks along with very well maintained facilities. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the day. If you need directions to get there from Murphy, scroll toward the bottom and we’ve included them.

When we went, we took my parents and they had an absolutely great time! We brought sandwiches and made a day of it and ate overlooking amazing scenery and mountain views. Here’s some of our pictures we took while we were there:

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Directions to get there: From Murphy, take 74/129 headed East through Andrews. Keep going as it narrows from a 4 lane down to 2. You will make a left in Topton on 129 (also known as Tallulah Rd.). Follow this road all the way into Robbinsville and you will begin to see signs for Joyce Kilmer. You’ll pass a hotel, McDonald’s, and several other businesses. You will make a left on 143 (also called Tapoco Rd.) and follow it for roughly 5 miles or so to a stop sign. You will turn left onto Joyce Kilmer Rd and follow the signs the rest of the way in! Once you get in Robbinsville, just follow the signs – they’ll get you there with no problem. Enjoy and be sure to come back and comment how your trip went! We’d love to hear it 😀

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