Black Bear Wilderness Area Trail is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sanford, Florida that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is one of my favorites to return to. It's a beautiful trail to hike and never disappoints.
Did this trail this morning. Finished the whole 7 miles in 2 hours 45 min. The terrain was ALLLL over the place ended up spraining my ankle lol but it was really beautiful.
Fantastic trail with a wide range of sites. Moderately challenging and well marked. A new favorite!
My favorite Florida trail! You really feel you are in the jungle! Walking across the old levees is very cool and the leg by the river has great views. We went clockwise so we ended the trail by the river. Much to our disappointment there was no wildlife but 2 other groups saw and photographed rattlesnakes so watch your step. Primitive hiking spot is very isolated and a neat spot but getting there with a larger pack would be challenging with the roots and the tightness of the trail. Highly recommended, will not disappoint!!
great trail! lots to see and you walk by the river most of the time :)
Excellent night hike too!
Great Florida hike! Not a super challenging hike but has very nice scenery and very diverse landscape. Abundant wildlife and very well marked. One of my fave Florida hikes!
loved this hike no chance of getting lost. you will see lots of wildlife and beautiful views of the river.
It's a misnomer