This 1,181-acre nature preserve includes a ridge of endemic and imperiled scrub habitats surrounded by pine flatwoods and pockets of wet prairie, hardwood swamp, and freshwater marsh. Rare species found here include the Florida goldenaster and Florida Scrub Jay. The marked hiking trail is a 3-mile loop, much of it sandy and sunny. Golden Aster Scrub Nature Preserve was purchased by Hillsborough County through the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP) in 1995.

it was alright. old paved road turned to open trail with several sand pits then around into the pine hammock. nice fees and the lake was a plus.

Well maintained trail that was surprisingly beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyed the hike.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016