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An easy run with a wide variety of plants, bird, and wildlife.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

98%

Runnable

141' 43 m

High

107' 33 m

Low

116' 35 m

Up

116' 35 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

A good beginner run with varying terrain.

Need to Know

In some areas, terrain is covered with roots from the trees.

Description

The trailhead starts behind the visitors center and goes to the left into a wooded area. At the junction go to the right on the Fallen Log Crossing Trail, enjoying the woods and then into an area with numerous native ferns.

The trail then turns into a boardwalk over wetlands and after the boardwalk the journey continues through more woods. When you get to Tarflower Loop, the trail turns to hard packed sand and travels through oak scrub.

After exiting the loop, hang a left and head toward Osprey Overlook with a view of the marshlands, majestic Cypress trees, and numerous varieties of birds. Overall, an easy traverse.

Flora & Fauna

Dahoon Holly, ferns, Vanilla Plant, Tarflower, Myrtle Oaks, and Sand Live Oaks.

Contacts

Shared By:

Steve Garnsey

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 11 votes

#4555

Overall
  3.5 from 11 votes
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
9%
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Photos

Boardwalk going to Tarflower Trail.
Apr 4, 2016 near Bay Hill, FL
Boardwalk cover observation deck at Osprey Point.
Apr 4, 2016 near Bay Hill, FL
Beginning of the trail.
Apr 4, 2016 near Bay Hill, FL
Entrance to Tarflower Loop.
Apr 4, 2016 near Bay Hill, FL
Scrub along the trail.
Apr 4, 2016 near Bay Hill, FL
Osprey Overlook
Nov 5, 2018 near Bay Hill, FL

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