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Creek Forest Trail

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The most scenic way to get to Oak Hammock Loop at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

99%

Runnable

177' 54 m

High

131' 40 m

Low

20' 6 m

Up

49' 15 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

There was a recent storm that felled some trees, but they've mostly been cleaned up. You may have to climb over a log or two.

Need to Know

Gate A Equestrian Entrance is the closest trailhead. Large and maintained porta-potty at the trailhead. EKP Park is a site (#66) on the Great Florida Birding Trail (GFBT). Mountain Bike Trails, Horse Trails, Hiking Trails, Shared-Use Trails, Red Hills International Horse Trials (March), Bluebird & Butterfly Trails, Wildlife Viewing and Parking.

Runner Notes

Root heavy. Watch out for a few stumps.

Description

This trail runs up and around the head of a seepage stream, follows its bank at many points, curves around an ephemeral pond, passes the west end of Big Tree Cutoff at GH, and then encounters a series of enchanting 'meander' loops of the main stream. There are large patches of Giant Cane, Arundinaria gigantea, along this trail. Its south end is at the junction with the east end of the Oak Hammock Loop at H.

Flora & Fauna

One of the best places in town to find mushrooms! Mosquitos can get moderately tedious, so pack insect repellant. Keep an eye out for poison oak and poison ivy if you leave the trail.

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Thomas Hutchins

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#175

in Florida

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