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#25 of 178 state parks in Florida

Best trails in Highlands Hammock State Park

221 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Highlands Hammock State Park, Florida? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, wildlife trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Highlands Hammock State Park ranging from 0.6 to 2.9 miles and from 82 to 114 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Highlands Hammock State Park is located west of Sebring in Highlands County, Florida, off U.S. 27. Visitors can enjoy bicycling the scenic 3-mile loop drive or hiking along the parks nine trails. An elevated boardwalk traverses an old-growth cypress swamp. For equestrians, there is an 11-mile, day-use trail. Picnicking is another popular activity as are ranger-guided tours of the park. Highlands Hammock offers a full-facility campground, as well as a youth/group tent campground. Visitors can also learn about the men who helped build this and many of Florida's other state parks at the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. Fees $6 per vehicle

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Map of trails in Highlands Hammock State Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
(863) 386-6094
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Top trails (7)
#1 - Wild Orange and Hickory Loop Trail
Highlands Hammock State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
One of Floridas oldest parks, opening to the public in 1931, this park was established when local citizens came together to promote the hammock as a candidate for national park status. During the Great Depression, just prior to World War II, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed additional park facilities and the beginnings of a botanical garden. Many visitors enjoy bicycling the scenic 3-mile loop drive or hiking along the parks nine trails. An elevated boardwalk traverses an old-growth cypress swamp. Picnicking is another popular activity as are ranger-guided tours of the park. Highlands Hammock offers a full-facility campground, as well as a youth/group tent campground. A recreation hall is available for rental, as are several picnic pavilions. A museum showcasing the history of the CCC is open 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Located on County Road 634, four miles west of Sebring.Show more
#2 - Cypress Swamp Trail
Highlands Hammock State Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m
Note: Dogs not allowed on boardwalks at this park.Show more
#3 - Fern Garden Trail
Highlands Hammock State Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 7 m
#4 - Ancient Hammock Trail
Highlands Hammock State Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m
#5 - Young Hammock Trail
Highlands Hammock State Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m
#6 - Hickory and Cypress Swamp Trail
Highlands Hammock State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
#7 - Allen Altvater Trail
Highlands Hammock State Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m