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Florida National Scenic Trail (Cassia to Bear Pond)

Easy/Intermediate
 5.0 (2)

The section of the Florida National Scenic Trail that winds through Seminole State Forest.


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Map Key

7.9

Miles

12.7

KM

Point to Point

65' 20 m

High

11' 3 m

Low

96' 29 m

Up

118' 36 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek

Description

Starting from the Cassia Trailhead, the trail heads into the woods with a few rolling hills and views across several lakes. After about 1.3 miles you'll emerge from the woods; turn left to follow along Atula Road for a short ways, then a right on to Palatka Road for a short distance to get over Sulphur Run. Uphill from Sulphur Run trail splits back off from the dirt road to the east and heads into the woods for a few more rolling hills, before it enters rough woods along Pine Road.

If the going gets too rough here, Pine Road is a nice alternative and only a few feet off the trail. The trail comes out on Sand Road; head left down Sand Road and across the bridge over Black Water Creek. Continue along the road for a bit longer before the trail heads east back into open woods on nice singletrack.

You'll cross Sand Road again, and into a section of recently-timbered land, so you'll be in the open most of the way to the end (Bear Pond Trailhead) of this section of the Florida National Scenic Trail.

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Kirsten Hite

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Open views along the trail
Jan 2, 2018 near Heathrow, FL
Black Water Camp
Jan 29, 2018 near Mount P…, FL
Typical trail in the Seminole State Forest.
Jan 23, 2019 near Heathrow, FL
Typical sand pine forest along the trails.
Jan 11, 2019 near DeBary, FL
Run start for the 5K, 12K, and half-marathon trails.  Seminole State Forest Run for the Woods.
Jan 23, 2019 near Heathrow, FL

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