“A scenic trail through pine flatwoods habitat on the western portion of the 140-acre sanctuary.”
— Ryan Spr
No pets except service dogs (per Florida Statute 413.08). Biking is not allowed.
Features: Birding — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs
Mainly sugar sand with the occasional scrub palm root crossing the trail.
A short balloon loop trail with views of the Florida Scrub Jays—a threatened species that is Florida's only endemic bird. This loops through a diversity of habitats—pine flatwoods, patches of oak scrub, sand pine scrub, and freshwater depression marshes.
The scrub palms and other undergrowth are about waist height until about a quarter-mile in when you enter foliage above head height. The VERY friendly scrub jays make their appearance about 0.6 miles in (before the trail turns south).
Flora & Fauna
Migratory birds, Florida scrub jay, Gopher tortoise, Raptor, Bobwhite quail, Eastern indigo snake, Bobcat. Yellow milkwort, Longleaf pine, Blue-eyes grasses, Pineland St. John's wort, Oak, Sand pine scrub.