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Clemmons Educational State Forest

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Address: 2411 Old US 70 Hwy W, Clayton, NC 27520-6510
Phone Number: +1 919-553-5651
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We call it the "talking trees park"

My kids and I really like walking the trails here during the different seasons. We always notice something new as we stroll. love it!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Clayton, North Carolina
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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My kids and I really like walking the trails here during the different seasons. We always notice something new as we stroll. love it!

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Thank jwilliams8803
Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place, very relaxing Great place, very relaxing small lake with turtles and birds fire tower, walking paths, informative signage Great place, very relaxing Great place, very relaxing small lake with turtles and birds fire tower, walking paths, informative signage

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

This was a great find for me, I love to trail run but easily get nervous that I will get off the trail and get lost! This park is fantastic about having well marked trails with multiple "you are here" signs along the way but at the same time still giving you that authentic "I'm really hiking in the woods"... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We love going to Clemmons! The trails are well-kept, well-marked and clean. It's been a couple of years since we'd been. They've added several interesting new informational signs along the paths. There are short,easy walks on smooth surfaces, medium hikes, and longer ones up to 2 hours; marked "arduous" on the sign. Expect to cross streams with no bridges if... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Clemmons Educational State Park in Clayton is a great small park for anyone looking for gentle hikes on numerous trails in a natural setting. No baseball fields, basketball or tennis courts, gardens, or flowers here. It's greatest asset is its tranquility. They have numerous picnic tables with firepits for cookouts while overlooking the lake; several shelters for reservations which are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Beautiful place for a leisurely hike. If you bring your dog, be sure they are leashed and have a tag with your contact info otherwise the rangers won't let you bring them on the trails. They're very strict about it because they've had a number of incidents with people letting their dogs run free and getting into restricted areas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is a nice local state forest. Pack a lunch and have lunch in the forest and then go for a nice walk. It is free and there is ample parking. Do a tick check after you walk.

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Thank Lisa R
Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

I was recently recommended Clemmons by a co-worker, and I'm glad I took their advice! It is a great place to visit whether you go solo or with family. There are multiple trails which include the Talking Tree trail, Talking Rock trail, the Demo trail, and the Water Loop trail. My personal favorite is the Demo trail and then taking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Went recently and discovered several lovely walking trails. Did a 4 mile look around the park and had the place to myself until heading back to the parking lot with its bus full of kids! Nicely maintained and the educational placards are fun to read.

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Thank Jody M
Clayton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

I recently went to Clemmons State Forest as a chaperone for my daughter's school field trip, and I was amazed at the beauty of this forest. The forest rangers are very knowledgeable and great with kids. Trails are well marked and naturally wind their way through the forest. This is a great place for a tour or a quiet afternoon... More 

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