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Deep Creek Yellow Trail is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near New Smyrna Beach, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.0 mi Elevation gain 29 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Forest Wildlife
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Deep Creek Preserve (more than 8,000 acres) was once home in part to a cattle ranch and a small grass landing strip that is now abandoned in the middle of the forest. Much of the area is low-lying so flooded trails are not uncommon in the summer months. The Yellow Trail is one of three listed at the preserve, which as of summer 2020 was undergoing an expansion of its trail system. Much of this trail is also unshaded, particularly on the southern and western portions of the loop. The eastern edge follows the creek through a pine and oak forest. A bridge over the creek in the southeastern corner is out as of summer 2020, forcing a short detour that has lengthened the Yellow Trail beyond its distance on printed materials.

There is a covered pavilion a short distance from the trailhead and a single portable toilet.

Following the loop clockwise, doing the southern portion first, will get the least interesting section of the trail out of the way early. Roughly the first mile follows a rutted track and a thick sand road before branching off into the pine forest for a more interesting route for most of the remainder.

The entrance to Deep Creek Preserve is on the west side of S. State Road 415, 4.5 miles south of State Road 44 and 6.5 miles north of Howland Boulevard.

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Elizabeth Bercaw
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 19, 2020
HikingBugsMuddyNo shadeOff trail

A few parts of this trail were closed, but well blazed. Parts without shade, but beautiful pine scrubland. If you don’t want to get your feet wet or contend with mosquitoes, Florida is not your best hiking place. This park is part of Volusia County’s Forever park program, up for funding renewal on referendum November 2020. Let’s renew this valuable resource!

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Alan Carr
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 2, 2020
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Decent trail. Saw no one else but deer and multiple birds. Easy to follow with first half open with limited shade.

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Johanna Davis
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Horseback riding
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Mary Adams
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Horseback riding
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Tim Carpenter
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Hiking
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Tim Carpenter
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Hiking
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