Black Hammock Wilderness Area

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Black Hammock Wilderness Area is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oviedo, FL that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles 140 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


horseback riding



This is a great linear path that ends in a loop. It's a beautiful well maintained trail! It starts with a couple boardwalks through a dense hammock and opens to a flagella pine. The loop goes through some classic Florida scrub. Pay attention to trail markers. There are benches along the trail too. The Black Hammock Wilderness Area is a 700- acre property acquired as part of a comprehensive effort to preserve significant habitat along the shores of Lake Jesup. A round trip hike of approximately 4.5 miles of trails will take you through habitats such as Mixed Hardwood Swamp, Sand Pine Scrub and Pine Flatwoods. Wildlife observed on this site includes the barred owl, white-tailed deer, bobcat and eastern hognose snake. The variety of habitats and beautiful boardwalk and trail system makes this property a popular destination for mountain bikers, hikers, photographers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

1 month ago

Beautiful area! Boardwalk ends into a lightly trafficked trail. Ran across a pigmy rattler and called it a day.

2 months ago

Love this trail. Great Boardwalk, may be a little slippery so careful during rainy season