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Watermelon Pond WEA Loop

Intermediate

Trail

5.6 mile 9.0 kilometer loop
100% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 138' 42 m
Descent: -139' -42 m
High: 84' 26 m
Low: 60' 18 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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Watermelon Pond offers visitors pleasant views and opportunities to see wildlife along a mellow flat trail.

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Overview

Come to Watermelon Pond Wildlife Environmental Area if you're interested in a leisurely stroll through a mixture of tall loblolly pine and reclaimed Florida prairie. This area has been used for different purposes in its past, but now provides an oasis for local animals to live and thrive. Throughout your time in the area keep your eyes peeled for a variety of birds and small mammals.

Need to Know

Watermelon Pond has a decent parking area, but keep in mind that its soft dirt-and-sand surface may pose problems to low-clearance vehicles.

Description

From the parking area, the trail heads west to quickly reach a junction with the Fox Squirrel Trail. At this point the run embarks on a set of two loops organized into a "figure 8". Starting on the Fox Squirrel Trail, the scenery takes on a mixture of dense pockets of loblolly pine and open swaths of grassland. Upon reaching the junction with the Blue Heron Loop, expect similarly beautiful scenery to the first loop!

Flora & Fauna

You can expect to see rolling grassland, tall loblolly pines, and the occasional small furry critter while in this area.

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Watermelon Pond
Feb 21, 2020 near Newberry, FL

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