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No dogs allowed.

Not actually dog friendly! Drove 45 minutes for nothing.

trail running
14 days ago

Great morning run from the hotel. Path is nice and wide and scenary is active with wildlife. Turned into 5.5 miles out and back from hotel and looping the trail 2X.

Easy enough run around lake that’s a little over a mile - nothing too interesting to look at but it’s pretty safe

hiking
16 days ago

Very easy - kid friendly but each out for snakes

hiking
19 days ago

It’s hard to find anything above a 3 Star in Fl but this one is kid friendly and you may get to see some wildlife ( turkeys and snakes). Very easy to do and plenty of foliage.

trail running
23 days ago

I love this loop. It’s really pretty and running over the bridge as you finish your jog feels great. Only thing is the trail is actually 1.3 miles so you have to run it twice for the description to be accurate.

Well markes ans beautiful trail!

walking
2 months ago

A nice little trial around a clean man made Lake/pond. The trail is completely done now and it is a loop. There is still construction on the road next to the trail, but it doesn’t effect the trail at all.

Great place to go for a walk and run, but no so good for roller blade. I wish they re-do the trail with the concrete/asphalt to make it smooth. The other side by the bridge is very good to roller blade on.

Definitely agree with others here, not a whole lot of shade. The trail is mainly made up of loose dirt so be ready for that as well. The map is misleading so if you wanna deviate make sure you know where you are. Other than that it was a lovely trail and got to see two deer, tortoise, a boar, amongst other animals. The ponds are also a great sight! Highly recommend.

Frisby Good was ok, but course was unkept and I brushed a plant that caused me welts on my legs. Saw a snake on my way to pick up a disc.

walking
6 months ago

Great walk for me and my roommates dog!! Pretty little view although it does not go fully in a circle there is a dead end and then you come back. Great fresh air, Ongoin construction

Very nice hike, just wish they allowed dogs!

hiking
8 months ago

nature trips
9 months ago

The perfect escape in Orlando! Beautiful sights and peacefulness can be found here but do come prepared with water, sunscreen, and a hat. Most of the trails have little shade and can get very hot! Also, make sure you wear shoes that you don't mind getting dirty because a lot of the ground is soft beach like sand. Part of the trail connects to Moss Park and you can find much needed trees and shade in the blue colored trail with a great dock that overlooks a lake.

hiking
11 months ago

It's September. It's hot. It's barren of mammals. A sandy slog to see some butterflies, but I was here for the exercise, right? Took the South, then North Green Loop and added in the Blue Lake Loop, for around 6.5 miles. Came to see the Split Oak - but walked right passed it. It wasn't even marked.

Quiet except for the IOA planes heading north. My calves and hamstrings are cursing me from the sandy trails, evident on about 60% of the combined path.

Nice track, just empty of wildlife. If I had fur, I probably wouldn't be out in the sun much, either. (Did spot what appeared to be bobcat prints, along with some deer and small critters.)

Really great Florida wilderness trail! Watch out for the armadillos!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

a perfect spot for a picnic

Thursday, June 15, 2017

trail blocked due to construction.

walking
Friday, June 02, 2017

The short hike to the lake and back is a pleasant way to kill a few minutes. The surrounding park is alright, but a little on the gritty side. There is ample parking, and a restroom facility.

Nice and easy trail

hiking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Did the whole loop, great views but not a lot of shade. Will do again!!

walking
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Stick to disc golf course and main trail for a short but sweet walk. Don't take any of the little trails that head into the bush as you wouldn't want to disturb some questionable activities between men. Not that there's anything wrong with that but this is technically a public place.

on Cay Lake Trail

hiking
Monday, December 19, 2016

It is a well paved trail for easy to moderate hikers. I went on a cool morning and enjoyed myself I would not recommend it during a hot day for there is little to no shade. The views are kind of bland but not altogether terrible. I did see plenty of water birds including an osprey and even a gator.

birding
Sunday, November 06, 2016

IMO this is a great little trail. The majority of it is asphalt, but there is a small section that is dirt / grass. It's very quiet for being behind an apartment complex and there is usually always someone on the trail, either walking or jogging. I photograph as a hobby so I was pleasantly surprised at the abundance of birds along this trail, which is why this trail is a favorite of mine.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

full of water! still fun

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

This park was perfect for a family afternoon out! Lots for the kids and adults, but mostly a very beautiful park.

walking
Friday, July 15, 2016

Great for an evening stroll. Very dog friendly, including water fountains that are dog accessible. Always busy but usually available parking.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Overall great trail but be ready to really hike the trails are covered with extra soft beach sand and it leads to one heck of a workout. Unfortunately the trails have so many smaller trails attached it is easy to get lost. My six mile hike turned into nine. It was beautiful and not too hot for me considering its almost may. I saw Sherman Fox squirrel, white tailed deer and lots of birds. Be carefulful there is a fenced off water portion that I did see baby gators by. No sign of larger ones or the parents though.

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