Beaver Pond Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Clarksville, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A nice wooded nature trail
This is an interesting area of the park. It is the ruins of an old plantation and the Terrace Gardens. You will find remains of the ancient agriculture, especially trees. There are many Osage Orange trees in the area. An Osage Orange clunked me in the head. (Sometimes called horse apple or monkey ball) It was fall and they were dropping off the trees. I cannot imagine eating one of these nasty fruits although they say the seeds are edible and taste like sunflower seeds. I will take their word for it. The fruit is smelly and if you try to open it with your hands they will be stained for the next 50 hand washings.
Don't be fooled by the sign that says "Beaver Pond 5.35 miles." That would take you to the beginning of the pond, but you would be out in the middle of the woods. The trail starts at the equestrian campground and goes on and on. It finally loops around Beaver Pond and heads back. It is jeep track, bouncing up and down a few feet all the way. You share the trail with horses, although I never saw any horses or people the whole way. There really was not much to see at the Beaver Pond or along the way. Got to be the most boring trail in the park.