road biking
10 days ago

The trail as listed here is incomplete, it actually runs all the way to Green Mountain Park in Lake County.
https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7015373/lake-apopka-loop-trail

Love this trail for biking many alligators and wildlife..

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Great trail! It's 7.9 one way made that mistake today and thought I was only running 7.9 miles turned into a longer day then I thought. Great trail a lot of wildlife, no shade at all so go in the morning or later in the day. I was out there today around noon not a good idea but all in all will do this one again.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful place, no doubt. I made the mistake of departing 2 hours before the park closed. It takes a good mile to really get into it. I'll definitely come earlier next time. But the path is great and the scenery around the impressive Lake Apopka is fantastic.

Definitely bring water as you are quite exposed to the sun! I gave it 4 stars only because it is an 'out and back' kind of hike which aren't my favorite. Great place for a bike ride though.

I didn't see any gators on the short hike (which is what I'm in it for) but plenty of evidence that they are there in abundance. I'll be back to this one!

hiking
3 months ago

Solid hike with flat limestone trail. Went at 8:30 am on an overcast day. Tons of birds; nesting gators bellowing on either side of the trail.

Payoff at the pump house/4 mile mark - pond with about 50 gators floating and waiting for their fish. Never seen anything like it. Awesome display of nature.

Bring water, wear sunscreen, stretch- the hike is on a hard pack and open to the sun and wind.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike! Beautiful views! Spotted many gators! Definitely a great trail for bird watching.

trail running
6 months ago

mountain biking
6 months ago

Really well maintained gravel trail. This trail really goes out around 17.5 miles around the north side of Lake Apopka to Green Mountain overlook and trailhead. Mostly flat terrain and several spots to stop and take in all the wildlife. Beware of you take small kids. Lots of very large gators like to sun on the banks of the lake.

birding
8 months ago

I hit this trail for the first time this AM. The parking is in the Magnolia Park, then a short walk along binion before you hit the actual trail. This is a great trail for a short day hike, biking and photography - I saw several gators, herons, egrets, several species of song and water birds. I saw raccoon, snake, turtle and otter tracks, but did not see the animal. Be sure to dress according to the weather as there are no shelters along the trail. There are RR in the trail head at Magnolia Park, and porto-potties where the trail intersects w/ the Wildlife Drive at the pump house.

Friday, November 23, 2012