Alderman's Ford Nature Preserve Loop

MODERATE 4 reviews

Alderman's Ford Nature Preserve Loop is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Plant City, Florida that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from September until May.

Distance: 7.7 miles Elevation Gain: 219 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Red Trail (western loop) features a wide diversity of Florida biomes - going through fields, to hardwood hammocks, to pine scrubs. It also allows a great opportunity to see wildlife, such as deer, hawks, turkey, and phesants. This trail is excellent for new hikers and families. The Yellow Trail (eastern spur) follows the Alafia River through flood plains and lowlands - which means during the summer wet season, this trail is water logged if not outright flooded. It offers more of a challenge but has great views of the river with some small limestone rapids.

hiking
18 days ago

Sun Jul 10 2016

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