Hickory Bluff Preserve Loop Trail

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Hickory Bluff Preserve Loop Trail is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Osteen, Florida that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
19 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

The 150-acre Hickory Bluff Preserve overlooks the St. Johns River and contains many natural communities including mesic and scrubby flatwoods, oak hammock, cypress domes, floodplain swamp, and wet prairie. The preserve was acquired by Volusia County Government using Volusia Forever funds with the assistance of a grant from the Florida Communities Trust. Wildlife along the trail many include osprey, eagle, great blue heron, barred owl, gopher tortoise, alligator, river otter, bobcat, deer and turkey.

1 month ago

Went out there today, and it was absolutely beautiful, you can tell the water flooding height on the trees, however it's not flooded as of right now. A perfect mix of tall pines, saw palms, tons of wildlife of all kinds, sugar sand stretches allowing you to see all the different wild life prints, and opens up to a beautiful stretch of the St.Johns river. Absolutely beautiful.

hiking
6 months ago

Parts of the trail was extremely Flooded yesterday when I attempted to Hike it. I tried to hike in from both directions on the loop and only made it about a 1/4 of a mile each way before I had to turn around both times and go back out to the parking lot. This trail is very secluded and seemed to have a lot of wildlife on it. I seen several diffrent types of birds, trac marks from Hogs, Deer and a Bear. I also seen several skin sheds from snakes along the trail. Although I was not able to completely hike the entire trail, I think it is a good trail to hike and will diffently check this one out again.