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Blue and Lake Trails is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Orlando, Florida that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

no dogs

Split Oak Forest is a nearly 2,000-acre area located in south Orange and north Osceola counties. Split Oak Forest is part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Mitigation Park Program. Split Oak was purchased in 1994 through a cooperative agreement involving the Florida Communities Trust, Orange County, Osceola County, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The previous land-owners managed the area for cattle and forest resources. Split Oak Forest is currently managed to enhance and preserve the habitat of the gopher tortoise, a state listed species, along with the other wildlife and plants that inhabit this diverse area. The site is under a fire management program, and visitors have a first hand opportunity to observe the positive effects this practice has on our native plant communities. Wildlife viewing, hiking, and horseback riding are likely to be most pleasant in the fall, winter and in the spring when the weather is cooler and bugs may be less plentiful. Children under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet when horseback riding on public lands. All horseback riders must have proof of current negative Coggins Test results for their horses when on state lands. While you are on the area, be sure to visit the namesake of Split Oak Forest, a spectacular 200 year-old live oak tree that split down the middle and survived!

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off trail
1 month ago

Incredible trail for Central FL! Not muddy and great big pines everywhere. Vast landscapes and ponds

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bugs
no shade
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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Beautiful well maintained trail. If you are trying to get to the main lake bring your wet gear, the trail turns into water. There are many trail signs and the maps the parks provide are not the same as this trail so don’t follow the park trail signage as this alltrails map doesn’t follow them. Many birds and a few deer. -Verified Completed-

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Best trail of the 3 in Split Oak. Great little loop. Only downside is that it is so short.

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