This is one of the best places to view wildlife in Seminole County, and especially in the area around Lake Jesup. Almost 200 species of birds have been recorded in this park, as well as many insects, mammals, and reptiles. The trails are easy to follow in the live oak hammock, but once you get out on the flats, you're pretty much on your own. The official trail is slightly higher in elevation, but I never stay on the trail in the flats. There's almost no point to it.

During the rainy season, the flats often flood. In fact they are currently flooded, and it was impossible to walk any part of the flats. The trails in the hammock area are also a bit muddy.

nature trips
6 months ago

The park was really pretty with lots of interesting oak trees but the trail itself was ankle deep water. I should have read the reviews first my bad.

It's still closed from the hurricane as of 1/28/18

Hiked it with all of my children at many different ages! Great trail for everyone. The payoff of the lookout tower makes it a great reward for the kids hard work walking!

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

nice place too take the kids they would like it, also if ya'll love to hike, birdwatch or going scenic walking there's lots of wildlife. also take some water. in the month of may the flowers bloom yellow.

nice place too go with the family take the kids they will love it. if you like hiking, birdwatching or scenic walking ya'll love it. there's lots of wildlife too see.

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

its not a bad trail, i would not go during the raining season there's alot of mud.

mountain biking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Perhaps January isn't a good time of year to go--there wasn't much to look at. About 70% of the trail was all but ruined from all the deep horse prints in the ground. I had to set my mtn bike to the lowest gear, even with full suspension, and even then it was like riding on the back of a hayride over cobblestone. Painful and tedious. But-- the other 30% of the ride was cool... through an elevated aisle between palm trees. My trail dead ended into the 417, which was very anticlimactic considering all the work I went through to get past the horseshoe pits and mud. I will not bike this trail again. The view at the parking lot was more rewarding than the trail, at least for me.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It's gorgeous by the parking area. There are several huge oak trees dripping with Spanish moss.

Once you get past the first bit of the trail it gets so much better. For a good part of it you're up on a ridge among palm trees overlooking the grassy marsh.

I don't think it's used much anymore as bits of the trail are hard to distinguish.

Definitely wear bug spray as it's marshy.

birding
Monday, October 12, 2015

I hiked through here on a birding field trip during the Space Coast Birding festival. We went through one area of lovely moss-covered trees and then into a great open clearing. Some of the birds we saw included: Wood Stork, Anhinga, Palm Warbler, both White and Glossy Ibis, Wilson's Snipe, Limpkin, Loggerhead Shrike, a Bald Eagle, and more...

Nice hike. Watch out for the wild pigs cause there are many big boars. It also has cattle. I walk here once a week at least. Love the wild life

hiking
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Some parts of this trail are pretty nice, however be prepared to get your feet wet during a rainy season, most of the trail can be flooded...this is wetlands after all.

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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mountain biking
8 months ago

Monday, January 02, 2017

birding
Monday, December 26, 2016

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