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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: (919) 553-5651
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Awesome place for an easy hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Christina M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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Thank Chandolyn T
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent and educational at the same time. Well worth coming out to check during one of your lazy days. Nature feeling is always a good thing

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Thank Kevin E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Love this place for enjoying an outdoor walk or hike. Well marked trails, beautiful views of the lake with several places to bring a picnic lunch and sit in the cool shade on a warm day. Plenty of picnic tables under the forest canopy, also a great educational site for the entire family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

There are lots of choices in walking trails here, miles & miles of them. This educational forest is great for kids and families. It does close down for the winter, but is open the majority of the year.

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Thank Linda A
Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Since I grew up near Clemmons, I have been often during my lifetime. From childhood through adulthood with children of my own, Clemmons has never failed as a go to place for family friendly as well as budget friendly fun. (it is free!!) Several walking trails are available and range from a short stroll to a long hike. All of... More 

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Lutherville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We hiked through the Clemmons State Forest on our last trip to North Carolina and it was a wonderful place to visit, but we discovered today it is closed from December 1, 2015 until March 2016 for maintenance.

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