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Interpretive Nature Trail

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An easy yet informative glance into native Florida.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

99%

Runnable

131' 40 m

High

82' 25 m

Low

78' 24 m

Up

81' 25 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

There is a $2.00 day use fee payable online for the use of the area and trail. Please see the kiosk at the parking area for details. Please bring bug spray. Please be advised that the boardwalks can be slippery early in the morning or after a rain.

Runner Notes

Trail is generally good for trail running. Boardwalks can be slick.

Description

The Nature Trail begins and ends at the Cary State Forest Campground and Recreation Area adjacent to the Forest Headquarters. This area has ample parking and is easily accessible directly from HWY 301. The area also has restrooms/showers, pavilion and a resident camp host.

The Nature Trail winds its way through mature longleaf and slash pine forests and also has two boardwalks that wind there way through two large cypress swamps. The trail also has interpretive signage which explains the early days of Cary State Forest and the many different ecosystems you encounter along the trail.

Flora & Fauna

Many different types of plants and animals can be found along the trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: Florida Forest Service

Shared By:

Justin Rogers

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#51

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Boardwalk on Nature Trail - Cary State Forest
Nov 19, 2020 near Baldwin, FL

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