Clemmons Educational State Forest

Clayton, North Carolina

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The destination not only has great trails, but also fine facilities for hands-on learning about forestry and the Piedmont environment. Plan to spend extra time enjoying the facilities, in addition to hiking around the forest pond and along one of the streams coursing through the forest. The last part of the hike takes the Talking Rock Trail, which explains the rocky underpinnings of the land. The greater Raleigh area is fortunate to have North Carolina’s first state educational forest in its midst. Although Clemmons is primarily geared toward informing students about the Tar Heel State’s forests, the property, trails, and learning opportunities are open to the public. This includes hiking trails with specific educational themes, such as the Talking Tree Trail, whereby visitors learn about the types of trees growing in the area, and the Talking Rock Trail, which explores the geological aspects of the land.
Best Hikes Near Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill

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Best Hikes Near Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

The destination not only has great trails, but also fine facilities for hands-on learning about forestry and the Piedmont environment. Plan to spend extra time enjoying the facilities, in addition to hiking around the forest pond and along one of the streams coursing through the forest. The last part of the hike takes the Talking Rock Trail, which explains the rocky underpinnings of the land.

The greater Raleigh area is fortunate to have North Carolina’s first state educational forest in its midst. Although Clemmons is primarily geared toward informing students about the Tar Heel State’s forests, the property, trails, and learning
opportunities are open to the public. This includes hiking trails with specific educational themes, such as the Talking Tree Trail, whereby visitors learn about the types of trees growing in the area, and the Talking Rock Trail, which explores the geological aspects of the land.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Clayton
Distance: 4.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.5- 3 hours
Season: Open Mar 1–Nov 30, closed Mon
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Clemmons Educational State Forest, 2411 Old US 70 W., Clayton, NC 27617; (919) 5535651; www.ncesf.org
Local Maps: Clemmons Educational State Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Clemmons Educational State Forest

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