Big Fat Trail

At A Glance

More Difficult

1.5 mi one-way

Steepness: Climbs Steeply
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Trail Number: 41

This trail is located in the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest trails list page.


Yes, that really is this trail's name. The Big Fat Trail starts at the Big Fat Gap Trailhead, reached by a nine mile drive on the FSR # 62 Big Fat Gap Road, accessed from US Route 129 north of the Robbinsville area. This road is gated, and closed to the public from January 1 through April 1 annually.

The Big Fat Trail leaves the parking area near the information kiosk, descending steeply to Slickrock Creek in the valley below. This is a very steep trail, heavily used by fishermen and hikers to reach the valley floor. At 1.4 miles, the trail reaches a junction with the Nichols Cove Trail, then turns left, fords a small stream, and ends at the Slickrock Creek Trail junction.



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