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An educational tour of the local environment.


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Map Key

3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

Loop

35' 11 m

High

12' 4 m

Low

99' 30 m

Up

100' 30 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy hiking. Educational

Overview

The near loop is Loop A, and, on the day I was there, was very popular. The far loop is loop B. I didn't see anyone on that loop. Where the two loops join is a campground.

Need to Know

Register online (floridastateforests.reserveamerica) to get a day pass for any of the local trails.

Description

This is a doubletrack trail which is overgrown in some places. Some of the trail markers are falling over. It provides more shade than the nearby Picayune Strand hike, but there can be a lot of exposure. The trail apparently floods part of the year. There are educational plaques strewn throughout the trail explaining the microenvironments and its agricultural history. There are plenty of birds and animals to gawk at.

Flora & Fauna

I saw deer, wood stork (near the entrance), and some hawks.

History & Background

They used to grown melons there.

Shared By:

Rick Ihnat

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Bromeliads are common and can be quite attractive.
Mar 28, 2021 near Lely Re…, FL

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