This site preserves open grassy forests of longleaf pine that were once commonplace throughout Florida. The pine flatwoods form a backdrop for other biological communities, including cypress domes, scrubby flatwoods, sandhills, and a beautiful strand swamp. These habitats are home to many native plants and animals, including over 50 protected species. Photographers, bird-watchers, and nature enthusiasts can explore miles of trails on foot, bicycle, or horseback. Canoeing, boating, and fishing on the St. Sebastian River are popular activities. Launching facilities are available outside the preserve at Dale Wimbrow Park and several private ramps along the St. Sebastian River, and at a canoe launch north of County Road 512.

The trail is a two-track through the entire park, and while there is some tree cover, be prepared for full sun. The north and northeastern sections are deep sand with a wild shoulder, making for hard hiking. Taking the cutoff, where I put waypoints, eliminates the worst of the deep sand, but you hike under powerlines. The ecosystem looks to be pine scrub throughout, with occasional surface water.

Not really a trail... more like a walk through weeds.

hiking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

great walk!!! very peaceful and trails were marked. saw lots of wildlife. definitely coming back soon.

great walk..long trials and lots of wildlife!!!

hiking
Thursday, December 31, 2015

It was ok, very hot , not much shade and wet

trail running
Monday, March 23, 2015

The St. Sebastian Preserve has 4 main trails. I tried out the 2 in the north; the Green and the Yellow trails. I started the green trail going east from the visitor center. It was good for about a mile before I hit straight-up swamp. Unless you on a horse or you are wearing wading boots, turn around here. (I was running). I took the green trail north instead, and it was good for at least 2 miles out. I also explored the yellow trail. It seemed well-suited for horses, and it was good for running. I went about 3 miles out. I saw a lot of wildlife on the preserve, including deer and all sorts of birds.

hiking
Saturday, December 30, 2017