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Hiking in Clarens

Explore Clarens with Clarens Conservancy Trails

When making a visit to the small town of Clarens there are several trails in and around the area for you to enjoy.

That offer magnificent views some are short roughly half an hour while some take several hours. But all are developed and maintained by the Clarens Village Conservancy.

A registered Non-Profit Organisation which actively promotes projects to improve the environment around Clarens working in conjunction with the local municipality to manage the nature reserve area.

Clarens Village Conservancy consists of a group of people, homeowners and businesses who together look after the town’s natural resources land, water, energy and plants so that everyone may enjoy them.

In the town that’s today a tourist attraction and capital of everything from adventure to art. With its ‘claim’ of the most trees in the Free State, scenic backdrops of the Maluti Mountain and Rooiberge, quiet demeanor and ever flowing rivers. The beauty of nature is abundant in the town that’s a ‘jewel’ of the Eastern Free State.

On the conservancy trails get to enjoy all this abundance that the town is known for of lovely views and a walk that can turn out to be a game watch. Such as at the Kloof and Dam Walk where you can spot various wildlife in the area through their 1km walk that, roughly takes an hour to complete. You can also walk around the dam to see water birds.

On this trail get to walk your dogs or to stretch the legs just as with the Spruit Walk this route is essentially to stretch your legs or walk the dog and wanders along the Clarens Spruit past the Oldwood scrubforest and through a poplar and cedar plantation.

While a steep climb during the Kloof Mountain Trail, a 4.5 km walk that’s roughly takes three hours is worth it. As then you’re rewarded with great views out over the village, Mount Horeb and the Maluti.

The routes include:

  • Leucosidea Trail – 2 km, roughly 1.5 hours
  • Mallen Walk – 1-3 km, roughly 1 hour
  • Sandstone Koppie-Maluti View – 300 m, half an hour
  • Scilla Walk – 2.5 km, roughly an hour