Mount LeConte Hike by Alum Cave

Second Highest peak in the Appalachians. 2.5 Miles starting from Alum Cave/Bluff. Just past Alum Cave is Gracie’s Pulpit. This landmark is named after Gracie McNichol, who hiked to Mount LeConte on her 92nd birthday! At roughly 2.5 miles from the trailhead the pulpit marks the halfway point to Mt. LeConte. Over the next two … Continue reading Mount LeConte Hike by Alum Cave

Bull Creek Cemetery Trail

5.5 miles – GPS: N28 07.000 W80 55.957 The northern section of the trail loops around on a terrific hike, make sure to visit the Crabgrass Cemetery. There is a nice mix of scenery on this hike, canopied forest, swampy creek crossings on raised board bridges, and pinewood flats. Directions and path: From the parking … Continue reading Bull Creek Cemetery Trail

PELICAN ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

JOE MICHAEL MEMORIAL TRAIL – 3 miles BIRD’S IMPOUNDMENT TRAIL – 2.7 miles Bird Sanctuary: Designated as a bird sanctuary by Teddy Roosevelt in March 1903, Pelican Island became the first National Wildlife Refuge in the United States. Pelican Island NWR is located within the Indian River Lagoon, the most biologically diverse estuary in the … Continue reading PELICAN ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Hungryland Slough Boardwalk and FL Trail

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 … Continue reading Hungryland Slough Boardwalk and FL Trail

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