Florida Scenic Trail Segment: Burnt Grocery Creek

MODERATE 3 reviews

Florida Scenic Trail Segment: Burnt Grocery Creek is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Harold, Florida that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wildlife

There is a pulloff on the side of the road at the trail head, or part at the Harold Store and walk across the I-10 overpass.

2 months ago

Well maintained

3 months ago

Long winding trail. Not maintained... Sad

hiking
4 months ago

Interesting trail- It's a side trail of the Florida Scenic Trail. I Parked along the road at the trailhead, but if you are looking for some security for your vehicle you should park at the Harold Store across I-10. The first 0.6 miles is through a young pine tree plot that was re-planted just a few years ago. But once you get through that it drops down into the trees and runs along burnt grocery creek. I did not see another human footprint, so it seems this trail is rarely if every traveled. Because it is part of the Florida trail, this trail doesn't ever really end, its just a matter of how far you want to hike out. It eventually drops down to the Yellow river and then runs east/west along that. Because there is little human traffic, I luckily sighted a bear that seems to find this trail home currently. Lots of fresh bear signs including tracks, scat, and tree scrapings. It was a single bear that had no interest in meeting me. If you are feeling adventurous and want to spend the day hiking away from anyone but bears, hit this trail up. Most of the part that I hiked was down in a ravine covered with a thick canopy of hardwoods, so there was plenty of shade after that first 0.6 miles.