Florida Trail and Saint Johns River Loop

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Seminole Ranch Conservation Area

Florida Trail and Saint Johns River Loop is a 11.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Christmas, Florida that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length11.5 miElevation gain36 ftRoute typeLoop
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This hike follows the Florida Trail north along the east side of Orlando Wetlands Park, then follows a trail north to the St Johns River. It returns to the parking area via another path, giving you access to another section of the St. Johns. The area can be a little wet at times, but there are lots of wildflowers, dragonflies and butterflies, not to mention birds, along the trails.

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Tim Carpenter
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Hiking

Really good longer hike that takes you through an area filled with oak, cypress and palm out to a more open area with high grass toward the St. Johns River. In the dry season this is pretty easy but in the summer/rainy season some areas will be pretty much impassable. Those areas are out in the open with no real shade to speak of.

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Shannon Leicht
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Hiking

Nice hike. Definitely worth ending through the Orlando Wetlands Park. Could get wet and flooded after a big storm or in the summer. Possible ticks. Saw 4 snakes this time.

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Daniel Britcher
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Trail Guru
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Hiking

Nice trail

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Mary Kelsey
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Hiking

The loop area was wide open, muddy and not especially pretty. Would have been better to connect with the Florida trail and hike into the Orlando wetlands

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Trail Guru
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Hiking

Very fun

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grace Kirchgessner
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HikingGreat!

About 2 miles in I ran into a black bear so I doubled back and took the trail thru the wetlands till I could get back on the FT. Didn't see him on my way back but did see his scat. Beautiful trail!

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Laura Jarrell
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Hiking

Trail was well maintained on FT thank you Volunteers! . Saw some hogs and a river otter

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Lauren Bogar
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Nice hike, but came home covered in ticks! :-(

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Dave Magee
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The trail takes you from palm forest with twisted oaks covered with air plants to open sawgrass.

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B T
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Scott Simmons
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J Peter
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Sharon Woodill
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Colton Bateham
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Peter Oliveri
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Julene Irwin
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Jennifer Hammack
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Scott Simmons
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