Nearly 7.5 miles of hiking trails at the Claytor Nature Study Center allow visitors to experience beautiful natural landscapes including open fields, woodlands, riverside cliffs, wetlands, and a wide variety of flora and fauna. There are also five geocaches scattered about the property. For information about geocaching or to download locations, visit www.geocaching.com. When you sign in at the CNSC kiosk, you can also swing by the lobby of the education building to pick up the short companion guide to the CNSC’s five geocaches, or download the companion guide here: Geocache companion.
Call 540.587.6782 or email to schedule your visit to explore the Pine Forest, Otter Loop, Tulip Tree, Riverside, Bog Garden, and recently completed Castle Rocks trails.
The Center is also registered on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail with the Virginia Department of Inland Fisheries.