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Myrtle Point Trail

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An old Forest Service road that has been converted into a combination running/horse trail.


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2.8

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4.6

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22' 7 m

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9' 3 m

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13' 4 m

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A daily-use permit is $3 per vehicle for all outdoor recreational activities other than hunting (except that a daily-use permit is $4 per person for camping and $1 per person for persons entering the area on foot or bicycle).

Open to public access every day from 8 a.m. until sunset except during hunting periods.

Description

The trailhead is located just south of the youth camp on St. Nicholas Road. There is a small parking area off the road, which also marks an intersection the White Trail.

The Myrtle Point Trail is well-marked with red blazes, and as it is an old service road, it is wide and easy to run through with only a few obstacles along the way. The trail parallels the Tootoosahatchee Creek for a bit, and the creek can be reached about a 1/2-mile in by taking the bisecting orange-blazed Florida Trail north. The Myrtle Point Trail is mostly shady as it winds through pine flatwoods, cabbage palm, and oak hammocks.

As you emerge from the hammocks and enter the grasslands, the trail turns south and joins the Blues Head Trail. The Blues Head Trail will continue south and meet the Florida Trail, which runs east (paralleling Powerline Road) and will eventually join the Myrtle Point Trail that was passed beforehand as the journey began.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, raccoon, turkey, armadillo, osprey, and eagles. Wildflowers, including wild iris, which blooms in purple profusion in the woods.

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Ryan Spr

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Blue flag flowers grow along the trail.
Mar 13, 2017 near Christmas, FL
The 1,300-mile Florida Trail (FNST) crosses the Myrtle Point Trail.
Mar 13, 2017 near Christmas, FL

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