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A loop trail through the grassy forests of longleaf pine in the park's southeast preserve.


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9.9

Miles

16.0

KM

100%

Runnable

27' 8 m

High

13' 4 m

Low

25' 8 m

Up

25' 8 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

The trail is rife with white sugar sand. Portions may be swampy during the rainy Florida months.

Description

This well-marked trail, which is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, is a mix of doubletrack and dirt road.

A few miles in, Mullet Camp Trail leads east to a primitive, hike-in, tent camp site just off the Sebastian River. The trail conditions deteriorate a bit about six miles in and do not improve much until nearing the end of the loop.

Flora & Fauna

Longleaf pine, wiregrass, and saw palmetto.

Swallow-tailed kites, hawks, hummingbirds, robins, red-cockaded woodpeckers, Florida scrub jays, Bachman's sparrows, sandhill cranes, wood storks, southern bald eagles and American kestrel. Deer, coyotes, bobcats, wild turkeys, eastern indigo snakes, and gopher tortoises.

Manatees gather in the C54 canal from November through March.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ryan Spr with improvements by Joan Pendleton

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 6 votes

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  3.7 from 6 votes
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Trail Rankings

#233

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#23,216

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Photos

Great egrets along Blue Trail in St. Sebastion River Preserve State Park.
Apr 10, 2024 near Roseland, FL
Open grassy forest of longleaf pine.
Oct 24, 2016 near Roseland, FL
Saw palmettos surround one of many soggy trail stretches along Blue Trail's west side. Mature longleaf pines tower over the palmettos.
Apr 10, 2024 near Roseland, FL
Longleaf pines along Blue Trail in St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.
Apr 10, 2024 near Roseland, FL
Marshy lake passed on the wet western section of Blue Trail.
Apr 10, 2024 near Roseland, FL
Blue Trail starts out on nice, grassy doubletrack as it winds through pretty saw palmettos and longleaf pines.
Apr 10, 2024 near Roseland, FL

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Nov 19, 2017
Bryan Bost
9.8mi — 1h 47m
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