Clemmons State Educational Forest Trail

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Clemmons State Educational Forest Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Clayton, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.8 miles
344 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


Closed during winter for maintenance.

22 days ago

We had 4 kids under 6 years old, the trail was not only informative and scenic enough for them, but the adults too! There are multiple trails which you can choose from to vary your distances too. Very clean and we’ll maintained.

4 months ago

Nice hike through a working educational forest. The maps app will try to take you into a neighborhood that borders the forest property, but the real entrance is off Old Hwy 70 and up the gravel entrance road. The trail area is closed for winter mtce from December to March, and opens at 11AM on the weekends. There is something for everyone, the Talking Tree and Talking Rock trails are great for kids, and the Demo and Watershed trails are great for some distance and getting away from the crowd. The exhibits are interesting and informative. Encounter wildlife, flowers, streams, woods, open areas, a pond, short steep and long gradual climbs, overall is an easy set of fire roads and single track trails. Well maintained and well marked, this set of trails is worth a visit.

7 months ago

Excellent easy and very accessible park. God’s for family with all ages.

9 months ago

More isolated hiking than very busy Lake Johnson or Umstead. A few intense grades, but pretty level hiking with less of the eroded roots & rocks of Johnson & Umstead.

11 months ago

This park is amazing. I absolutely loved this park and the trails.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

With a the tree cover it's a great place to hike in warm weather. Be aware park doesn't open till 11:00 am on weekends

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Before you drive out there, sign at gate says that park is closed until March for winter maintenance.

Monday, October 24, 2016

This place is in a wooded, very lonely residential community,more specifically, it is directly in someone's backyard. We did not feel welcome to exit our car no less walk upon the property. We will not return, and we do not recommend this place to people with children.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Well maintained and easy to explore!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Great little hiking trails. Beautiful and easy. Love the rocks that talk about geology.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pretty scenic walk through the woods and loved the talking trees and rocks. There is more than just the 1 mile loop (longer trail about 8 miles and a lake w/gazebo). Good family fun and dog friendly.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Clemmons is a favorite place. The orange trail is the best...just enough diversity in terrain to give a good work2.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Love the red trail it's great

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