Birding · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Wildflowers · Wildlife
The near loop is Loop A, and, on the day I was there, was very popular. The far loop is loop B. I didn't see anyone on that loop. Where the two loops join is a campground.
Need to Know
Register online (floridastateforests.reserveamerica) to get a day pass for any of the local trails.
Other than the possible existence of snakes, bears, and panthers which wouldn't appreciate your obnoxious hobby nearly as much as you do, it would be an excellent place to run.
This is a doubletrack trail which is overgrown in some places. Some of the trail markers are falling over. It provides more shade than the nearby Picayune Strand run, but there can be a lot of exposure. The trail apparently floods part of the year. There are educational plaques strewn throughout the trail explaining the microenvironments and its agricultural history. There are plenty of birds and animals to gawk at.
Flora & Fauna
I saw deer, wood stork (near the entrance), and some hawks.
History & Background
They used to grown melons there.
Shared By: Rick Ihnat