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Homesteaders Hollow Trail

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 5.0 (1)

A no frills, yet beautiful tranquil trail.


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Map Key

3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

Loop

143' 44 m

High

77' 24 m

Low

247' 75 m

Up

241' 73 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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Features Birding · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Currently, there is no fee associated with this recreation area. Belmore State Forest has mostly unimproved roads, so please be plan accordingly. Four wheel drive is recommended.

Description

The Homesteaders Hollow Trail begins and ends at the Coot's Shanty Recreation Area on Belmore State Forests' Ates Creek Tract. This trail follows moderately uneven terrain along winding streams, managed timber stands and old homesites of Clay County pioneers.

Although foundations and other homesite remnants are long gone, these areas still show signs of previous habitation with towering cedar and live oak trees and even some still growing fruit trees.

There is one camp zone located on the Homesteaders Hollow Trail. It is hike-in only and tent only.

Flora & Fauna

Flowering plants (in season), native trees and shrubs, whitetail deer, fox, Sherman's Fox Squirrel, coyote, black bear, bald eagle and many more!

Keep your eyes peeled for whitetail deer, bald eagles, fox and the occasional coyote. Belmore is also Bear Country, so please plan accordingly when you visit.

Contacts

Land Manager: Florida Forest Service

Shared By:

Justin Rogers

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Homesteaders Hollow Trail
Nov 19, 2020 near Middleburg, FL
Coot's Shanty Recreation Area - Homesteaders Hollow Trailhead/Parking
Nov 19, 2020 near Middleburg, FL

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