Isle of Pine Preserve: Blue Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Isle of Pine Preserve: Blue Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Orlando, FL that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until January. Horses are also able to use this trail.

1.6 miles 56 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

The Isle of Pine Preserve is located in southeast Orange County off of Lacebark Pine Rd and is managed by the Orange County Environmental Protection Division This is another of the Green Place preserves created by Orange County. The preserve is reported to consist of 464 acres and was formally known as Hampton Bay. It was originally part of a Florida Homestead before developers purchased it. In turn Orange County purchased it from the developers and created Isle of Pine Preserve. It is bordered on the West by Lake Mary Jane as well as a canal, and on the other three sides by private property. All surrounding property is private and very well protected, so don't cross any fences. I know that Desert Ranch owns much of the adjourning property and they do not take kindly to trespassers. Orange County Moss Park is just across Lake Mary Jane. Because much of the preserve is wetlands, there are two access points, one at the end of Lake Mary Jane Road and the other at the end of Lace Bark Pine Drive. Parking is provided at both locations more details about that later.

walking
2 years ago

I don't know if it's standard practice but the trail was just fine before. For some reason they went out there with a tractor & tiller. It was easier to walk in the tall grass & around bushes than on the trail. Sadly to get to any other trails you have to go on this one.

I don't even think with all the branches that are now sticking up in the trail that it's even safe for horses.

trail running
2 years ago

If I read other's comments correctly there was a fire a few years back. You can still see signs of it but things have come back really well. Unfortunately lots of fallen branches everywhere.