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Lake Jesup Wilderness Area Loop Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Lake Jesup Wilderness Area Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sanford, 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 6 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports


bird watching







Initially, the North Lake Jesup Tract and the Marl Bed Flats Tract were purchased to meet legislative requirements established for mitigation of the Seminole County portion of the Eastern Beltway. Now, along with the East Lake Jesup Tract, these lands contribute to the enhancement and protection of water resources and increased flood protection and the protection of ecological functions and habitats in the Lake Jesup area. The Marl Bed Flats Tract was jointly acquired with Seminole County, and the countys Wilderness Park with boat ramp is located on the southwest corner of this tract. Lake Jesup is mostly composed of floodplain wetlands and wooded hammocks.

5 months ago

The yellow trail loop, is well marked and dry in the rainy season. The red trail just ends in very tall grass and is very poorly marked. The red trail doesn't loop around.

no shade
10 months ago

11 months ago

It's been a wet winter so the pasture and cattle trails and what looks like might have been roads once are saturated with water and you will get wet so wear the right footwear if you are headed here soon. About half a mile in are two nesting bald eagles so give them their space if you can. Little to no trail signage, at least that I could find, but plenty of cell service so you can explore at your leisure and find your way back with your phones GPS pretty easily.

Wed Dec 26 2018

Didn’t get very far trail is a complete mud pit.

Sat Mar 18 2017