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Biodiversity Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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0.8 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 24' 7 m
Descent: -21' -6 m
High: 27' 8 m
Low: 10' 3 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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A loop through the differing ecosystems of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary.

Ryan Spr

Features Birding · Cave · Views · Wildlife

Open Tuesday through Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Pets, smoking, alcohol, motorized vehicles, and open carry of firearms are prohibited.

Description

A short loop through the dry scrub, mesic (moist) hammock, and hydric (wet) hammock habitats of the 470-acre Old World Florida forest.

The trail runs east along the north bank of the Addison Canal before looping back north over a short boardwalk before running west back to the visitor center. The Coquina Trail intersects the north side of the trail, which leads over the Addison Canal.

The Biodiversity Loop Trail is wide enough for two to navigate and free of obstacles.

Flora & Fauna

Five basic habitat types found at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary: Oak scrub, mesic and hydric hammock, wet prairie, and pine flatwood. Wildlife species found here include the Eastern indigo snake, Florida scrub lizard, gopher tortoise, white-tailed deer, and bobcat.

Magnolia Warblers, Louisiana Waterthrushes, Woodpeckers include Downy and Pileated, and Northern Flickers and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (in winter). Cooper’s Hawks, Eastern Screech-Owls, Northern Bobwhites, Long-tailed Skipper, Queen, White Peacock, Gray Hairstreak, Blue Dasher, Halloween Pennant, and Green Darner.

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At this spot, you approach the hydric hammock.
Mar 13, 2017 near Port Sa…, FL
A small footbridge aids your passage across the Addison Canal.
Mar 13, 2017 near Port Sa…, FL
The trail heads into the mesic hammock.
Mar 13, 2017 near Port Sa…, FL
If you're interested, take a look at this historical placard near the end of the Coquina Trail.
Mar 13, 2017 near Port Sa…, FL

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