Hungryland Slough Boardwalk and Trail:
On the Hungryland Slough Boardwalk and Trail (1.2 miles) you can explore the normally inaccessible cypress swamp. The trailhead is about a mile after the main entrance, turn right at the Youth Camp, follow the road a short distance, and then turn left. The trail begins in slash pine flatwoods with coco-plums, dahoons, and wiregrasses. Along the boardwalk are cypress, pond apples, and red maples. Numerous bromeliads (needle-leaved wildpine, cardinal airplant, giant wild pine, twisted air plant, ballmoss, Spanish moss) and 13 species of ferns (including strap, swamp, giant leather, chain, royal, bracken, resurrection) are present. The open wetlands visible from the trail are dominated by sawgrass. In the hardwood hammock are oaks, paradise trees, wild coffees, red bays, and stoppers.
Scenic Florida Trail:
The Corbett portion of the Florida Trail traverses the area west from the South Entrance of Corbett 17 miles to Dupuis Reserve through wet pine flatwoods. The Trail is foot traffic only, no vehicles, horses or bicycles allowed. Along the way are two primitive campsites (at 6 and 12 miles). A blue blazed trail from the Hungryland Boardwalk parking lot junctions with the Florida Trail.
***Bring lots of water, sunscreen, and lunch as we will eat on location! BYOB optional