Hidden Trails of Cypress Creek

6 miles – GPS: N26.942664, W80.197463 The natural area contains seven native Florida ecosystems: mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, hydric hammock, wet prairie, depression marsh, dome swamp, and blackwater stream. Restoration activities include removing invasive nonnative vegetation, filling six miles of ditches to restore the hydroperiod, changing the elevations of shell mining pits to encourage revegetation … Continue reading Hidden Trails of Cypress Creek

Maritime Hammock Sanctuary / Beachside

3.7 miles – GPS: N27 57.378 W80 30.166 Directions and path: The hike starts at a small parking area off A1A where you will find a trail map board. The trail winds into the woods along a fence that separates the sanctuary from a neighborhood the trails are private, tranquil and peaceful. As you walk … Continue reading Maritime Hammock Sanctuary / Beachside

Florida Trail Big Cypress 7 red trail

The Florida Trail at Big Cypress, Florida Trail in Big Cypress at the Mile Marker 63 Rest Area in Alligator Alley (I-75). Start at the east end of parking lot by the tower. Directions: If traveling directly to the trail-head. Make your way to I-75 towards Naples. (Alligator Alley, this is a toll road). Travel … Continue reading Florida Trail Big Cypress 7 red trail

Triple N Ranch Hike

Wet at times – 7.2 miles The trail starts just beyond the hunt camp campground on the right at a kiosk. Sign in before you head out into the backcountry of this preserve. As you follow the trail east, look down at your feet. You’ll see yellow-eyed grass, sundews, and wild bachelor’s button’s, a few … Continue reading Triple N Ranch Hike

Salt Lake WMA White Trail Hike

Start your hike from the main kiosk, which has an overview trail map, and then head straight down Powerline Road, a hardpacked limestone road nicely shaded in oaks draped in Spanish moss, following the white blazes to reach a loop out into Florida scrub-jay habitat. The road parallels power lines on both sides, passing a … Continue reading Salt Lake WMA White Trail Hike

Yellow Mountain Trail

Yellow Mountain Trail is a 11.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Highlands, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Yellow Mountain at 5,127 feet is one of the highest mountains in the Highlands Ranger … Continue reading Yellow Mountain Trail

Upper Pithlachascotee River Preserve

2 miles Bordered on its south side by State Road 52 approximately one mile east of the Suncoast Parkway and two miles west of U.S Highway 41. The address is: 17135 Minneola Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34610 The Preserve is dominated by 69 acres of bottomland forest associated with the Pithlachascotee River and a small … Continue reading Upper Pithlachascotee River Preserve

Taylor Creek Loop North

5.5 miles An exploration into the wilderness fringe along the St. Johns River near Cocoa, the Taylor Creek Loop invites you to immerse in the shade of ancient palm trees in the river floodplain. GPS: 28.374719, -80.904380 Continue reading Taylor Creek Loop North

Florida Trail, Three Lakes WMA

North Loop (5.5 miles), South Loop (5.6 miles), both loops (11.1 miles total) The North Loop provides access to an observation tower over Lake Jackson, with some of the region’s best birding. When the Florida Trail was first being built through Central Florida, attention fell on a brand new state park called Prairie Lakes State … Continue reading Florida Trail, Three Lakes WMA

Hike Jones Gap to White Rock

Whiterock Mountain via Bartram Trail – about 4.5 mile moderate hike. The hardest part of this hike may be finding the trailhead if you’re not familiar with the area. Directions:Turn off US 64 between Franklin and Highlands at Gold Mine Road and follow it to Gold Mine Church. Just before the church parking lot, turn … Continue reading Hike Jones Gap to White Rock