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Hal Scott Preserve Yellow Blaze Trail

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Orlando, Florida

Hal Scott Preserve Yellow Blaze Trail is a 8.9 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.9 mi Elevation gain 65 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Camping

Fishing

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Muddy

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Getting There

Plenty of park at the Reserve.

Districts Bureau of Land Management at (386) 329-4404. Dallas Blvd Wedgfield, FL http://www.sjrwmd.com/recreationguide/halscott/index.html

From Orlando: Head east on State Road (SR) 50 to SR 520. From SR 520, turn west into the Wedgefield subdivision on Macon Parkway. Turn left on Bancroft Boulevard, right on Meredith Parkway, left on Dallas Boulevard. The park entrance is 1.6 miles from the Meredith/Dallas intersection, on the right. There is an exit for Dallas Boulevard from the BeeLine Expressway east-bound.

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Reviews (47)
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Jason Crane
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HikingNo shade

Hiked 9+ miles from the Dallas Blvd. TH to about the midpoint of Yellow blazed trail, then retraced steps back to Dallas Blvd. Also, explored the 2 campgrounds along the White/Yellow trails. The trail is essentially a single-track backcountry road & I decided to return 2 weeks later with my MTB & complete all 3 loops. Would recommend MTB over hiking mainly because it's a road versus a wilderness trail. Many sections of the trail, particularly the White Trail, had minimal to no shade. Deer are common in the area & be mindful of ticks.

Danielle Maki
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Hiking

great time to.vosot breeze kept it cool.

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Bunn Rieckhoff
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Hiking

Troop 173 10 Mile hiking merit badge hike red to yellow loop and back to Avalon.

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Margaret Anderson
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Hiking

Trail is easy to follow; however, not much change in scenery and practically no shade. Turned around about 3.5 miles in (didn’t look like we would have missed anything, but maybe we turned around before we got to the good spots). We had started going around the loop in a clockwise direction. Would recommend on a cloudy, breezy or cool/cold day. Saw several birds and butterflies. Watch for ticks.

Jaisen Pester
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Hiking

Yesterday, I did all three loops on a long hike (around 18 miles). I took the white to the red to white to yellow to white (with a stop at the camping area) before heading back to the lot. Overall, it’s a lot of the same scenery...and I would pick a cooler day to do the hike (there’s not much shade), but it’s close to Orlando and a good trail overall. If you’re a biker, I’d really suggest it. For the adventurous ones, google the “old yellow blaze trail” at the preserve. I did that hike last spring and enjoyed it the most out of all of them (you do have to cross a log over the Econ though on it!).

R. B.E.
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Mountain bikingMuddyNo shade

good trail but very little shade

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EDWARD TOOTHE
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Mountain bikingNo shade
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Scott Simmons
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Hiking

This is a beautiful trail through mostly pine flatwoods, with the exception of the entrance and the area near the Econ River. There are some alternate routes you can take east of the river to avoid walking the same trail back to your car. I prefer to take the white blaze trail, which will also push the total distance hiked over 10 miles.

James George
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Couple areas the trail was completely cover by water. Had a massive dear cross in front of us. Dog friendly. Little to no coverage from sun

David Hudgins
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Really nice fire roads that snake all over and go forever!

Sharon Hurley
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Road biking

Great ride to Econ to fish.

Josh Nair
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Road biking

This trail is pretty nice however there is no real mountain biking if you know what I mean. There are two camping spots that are nice. Mostly two track trail and not much shade.

Jake Miller
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Camping

Hal Scott Preserve was pretty cool. The trails are mostly large double track, good for biking if you like that. There are about three primitive camp locations on the yellow loop that were very roomy and had good trees to setup hammocks if you hammock camp. Great for large groups. The camps had a fire pit, some benches and a well water pump. Good shade coverage at the camp sites. The water is not safe to drink you must boil or filter it. Most of the time you are walking with very little shade coverage on the trail so bring water and sunscreen if you plan on going during the summer!

joanna beckes
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Running

I discovered this trail when I ran an off-road half marathon here! I wouldn't recommend it in the heat of summer, as there isn't a whole lot of shade. However, running in the morning fog was one of the coolest experiences I've had in a while. Bring water with you!

Emma Rhea Cadman
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Hiking

Anyone new to hiking this trail should know that the campsite arrows are deviations from the 3 main loops. We took the white trail heading to the left. We then followed the sign to the first campsite. There is a misleading trail marker inside the group campsite which points toward the canal as a continuation of the white trail. From that point there are no other markers. We followed the advice of the previous reviewer and walked through the cypress knees along the canal. It was very pretty and worth the detour using our GPS to find our way to a clearing. This detour took us out by the bridge on the yellow trail, and then we did the yellow loop before rejoining the white and heading back. All in all, a great hike. Take some sunscreen because if you stick to the trails there is little to no shade.

Dan Pearo
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Hiking
First to Review

No map at the Kiosk. I was a little disappointed in that. Not a bad trail if you like pine trees and palmettos with some cypress hammocks along the creek. The trail itself is more of a bike trail than for hiking but, I did find the yellow trail for some "off the beaten path" exploring. Although, the yellow trail was kind of hard to find at first. I followed the main trail to the left, which brings you to a canal and a primitive camping site. It takes some wandering around aimlessly to find where the trail picks up on the other side of the canal. I did get off the trail and followed the creek for a while and finally found a break in the palmettos to lead me to an old fire break. Which in turn brought me back to the main trail. The main trail itself is a shell road and pretty well marked. Stay on this and you won't get lost. Bring a hat. It's mostly wide open prairie. There were a couple of people out on mountain bikes and I spotted four other hikers out for a day hike. The lake at the parking area had a couple of fisherman on it and there is a nice spot to sit and watch the lake life about 1/4 mile down the main trail. All around, a nice place but, I prefer Live Oaks to pine trees.

Joe Bruntz
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Hiking
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Heather Zimmer
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Hiking
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Sierra Shepherd
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Hiking
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Rita Gonzalez
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Richard Wiegman
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Hiking
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Brad Houdashelt
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Hiking
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Phil Hancock
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Mountain biking
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Bradley Moncrieff
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Mountain biking
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Eric DelRosario
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Hiking
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Brad Houdashelt
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Hiking
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Tony Woodley
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Hiking
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karen harms
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Mountain biking
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Joseph Hierholzer
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Hiking
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