Black Bear Wilderness Area Trail [CLOSED]

MODERATE 115 reviews

Black Bear Wilderness Area Trail [CLOSED] is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sanford, Florida that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

11 days ago

Closed

Park is closed. November 2017

1 month ago

This park is closed. October 2017

2 months ago

I drove out there today to go but it was closed. I hope it will be open again soon.

hiking
2 months ago

Love this trail. I always go back to front because I like the elevation you have to take to continue the trail!.. best trail i have found around here by far and its a great trail for my dog too. Be careful of all the water though, a lot of it is yucky green algea and im sure there may be gators somewhere being so close to St. John!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hidden trail

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful scenery lots of spiders. Made the mistake at first not using bug spray so had to leave and go get that.

hiking
4 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

Great technical trail. Well marked .

4 months ago

Nice trail with a couple of pretty scenic view spots..this is my second time doing it but now in rainy season its a whole different ball game be prepared for mud and bugs..even though, with small preparations its a trail well worth doing.if you wanted to do a shorter jaunt you can take the straight forward route out and back

hiking
4 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Hiking boots are a good idea especially during rainy season. Lots of wildlife and good photo opportunities. 7 miles makes it a good morning exercise trail too.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This is an absolute Gem of a trail, with a texture that feels more North Carolina than Florida (texture being what's under your feet not elevation changes). Canopied in it's entirety, I did it on a July afternoon and found the peeks at the St John's, the gator creeks that ran alongside, the occasional hawk, raccoon or snake that crossed or flew over the trail and the root infested narrowness to be a great getaway inside the sandy suburban sprawl that Seminole county tends to be. Saw no evidence of a bear - they probably find better food sources in the nearby subdivisions. Difficulty? The moderate is mostly about the footing (don't do it in sneakers and bring a hiking pole for balance) and the length might put it there- otherwise I'd peg it more toward easy and place it squarely in the gotta do column.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

I really loved this trail. But I went alone, so when I say the Pygmy rattlesnake, I panicked and turned around.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail for hiking and even biking. Amazing sights, but bring bug spray and keep moving!!

hiking
5 months ago