Explore the most popular birding trails near Clarksville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

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
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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

hiking
Wednesday, November 09, 2016

We did every trail in the park and this one ranked low among them.

hiking
Wednesday, November 09, 2016

I did this last year. We had a cabin at the park and did everything.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Nice walk

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Nice walk.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Nice for beginners.

hiking
Sunday, January 17, 2016

This was the first trail we hiked in the park.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

A nice level wooded trail.

hiking
Friday, November 13, 2015

A very pleasant walk in the woods. There is a viewing platform. It is an easy trail with gentle up and down, but mostly level walking.

Friday, November 13, 2015

A very pleasant trail through mixed hardwoods and pine. Don't mess with the ossage orange fruits. They are not good to eat and will stain your hands for a week of washing. The trail is a little hard to follow, but impossible to get lost.

hiking
Monday, November 09, 2015

This is a nice woodland trail. It is very easy to follow and not enough vertical change to get tired. I did not see any interesting birds, but maybe I did not know what I was looking for.

hiking
Sunday, November 08, 2015

Another nice walk in the woods. This is a beautiful single track trail through mixed hardwoods and some pine. The terrain is not level, but there are no actual climbs either. There was still a little bit of foliage left in places.

nature trips
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A nice wooded nature trail

hiking
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Park volunteer Jessica Lynn, a local high school student, and Matt Claybrook senior park ranger, have worked long and hard to bring about this self guided nature trail at Occoneechee State Park. While out hiking, have you ever wondered about what types of trees you are seeing along the way? Thanks to this new self-guided hike along the Tutelo Birding Trail, visitors to Occoneechee State Park can learn more about native trees in Southern Virginia. Even in winter when most of the trees are bare, there are still plenty of ways to identify the various species, such as leaves, bark, and seed pods. This is a pleasant wooded trail with a raised platform for bird watchers. The park rates this trail as intermediate but it is on the easy side of intermediate.

hiking
Monday, March 09, 2015

It was a pleasant hike in the woods. Not much to see but I would rather look at trees than the highway or my desk. You can pick it up from Occoneechee Park Road or the campground road.

hiking
Sunday, March 08, 2015

This is considered by the park to be a nature trail. There really is not a lot to see. It is mostly mixed hardwood with some pine and bushes.

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.

hiking
Saturday, March 07, 2015

You can pick it up from the plantation or off Occoneechee Park Road near Panhandle Road. Like most of the Park's trails it is a pleasant wooded trail with a little up and down but no serious grades. Be sure and check out the remains of the terrace gardens.

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