Beaver Pond Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
544 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

Drove up to VA to hike at Occoneechee State Park two catch a hike. Decided to do Beaver Pond. Looks like the trail isn't very trafficked. About 25% of the trail consisted of tall weeds 12-16" coming and going through the loop. The weeds were loaded with ticks and we spent a lot of time picking them off. The trail needs some work as it has lots of fallen trees. The one redeeming factor is that we saw lots of turtles (one mud turtle and 3 eastern box turtles) and lots of beautiful fungus. Because of the hot weather it was also buggy.

hiking
3 months ago

Started down this "trail", was more like a 4x4 path. Lots of ticks. Not worth it.

6 months ago

hiking
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Saturday, June 13, 2015

nature trips
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A nice wooded nature trail

hiking
Sunday, March 08, 2015

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.

hiking
Sunday, March 08, 2015

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.