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Carney Island - Fox Trot Loop

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3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer out and back
100% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 21' 6 m
Descent: -21' -6 m
High: 71' 22 m
Low: 58' 18 m

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Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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This is a nice 5k run through a well-maintained conservation area (Marion Co. parks system).

Jim Bartlett

Features Birding · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This run takes you through the Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area. The run meanders through typical Florida palmetto savannah and forest.

Need to Know

There is a $7 daily use fee or season pass. Gated access or honor system.

Runner Notes

The trail surface is sand, compact and groomed.

Description

The trail is a well-groomed service road for park attendants. It meanders through classic Florida woods and meadows alongside swamp areas.

There are some nice views of Lake Weir along the southern portion. Majestic live oaks grace the meadow areas. You can pack a picnic to enjoy at one of the many great picnic spots.

The loop also features seven covered rest shelters and an equal number of benches along the way.

Flora & Fauna

Racoon, armadillo, deer, wild turkey, fox squirrel.

History & Background

For more information on the park's history click here.

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Land Manager: Marion County FL

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Trail features a number of meadows with majestic live oaks.
Dec 26, 2018 near The Vil…, FL
Trailhead at parking and playground / beach area.
Dec 26, 2018 near The Vil…, FL
Florida bayhead on east side of trail.
Dec 26, 2018 near The Vil…, FL
View of Lake Weir on the southern end of the loop trail.
Dec 26, 2018 near The Vil…, FL

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