Florida Trail: Ocean to Lake

MODERATE 3 reviews

Florida Trail: Ocean to Lake is a 61.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Canal Point, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April.

DISTANCE
61.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
157 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

beach

lake

wild flowers

no shade

The Ocean to Lake trail is a point-to-point trail, with many places in between for day hikes, and just as many spur trails off of it, offering something for any kind of hiker or runner. The nature of this distance makes it a great challenge for someone who’s trying to get out for a long weekend, or similarly for those who like to take their time and wish to spend a week hiking one of south Florida’s hidden gems. You have the choice of starting or ending with your feet in the sand at the ocean.

13 days ago

I've been on this trail a few times. Started in JD, backpacked to Kitching Creek, camped, and finished the next day at Riverbend Park. This is a great intro backpack trip, especially if you're backpacking for the first time and you're not sure if the sport is for you.

The second time was a three day / two night excursion through Corbett and Dupuis. The trail was underwater the entire first day. It's one of the more miserable hikes I've ever done.

21 days ago

Haven’t hiked this trail yet, just recently visited Kauai, Hawaii and enjoyed every minute of it hiking the mountain trails and waterfall trails. Want to explore more of my home towns hiking trails and this seems like a challenge for me!!!

backpacking
2 months ago

This is a fantastic trail. Took me 4 days, and I enjoyed every minute of it. The trail is always changing so you’ll never have the same scenery surrounding you for more than 30 minutes. You will get wet, but what can you expect from Florida swamps!