Split Oak Yellow and Center Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Orlando, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 9 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly


horseback riding


bird watching




wild flowers




no dogs

Split Oak Forest is a nearly 2,000-acre area located in south Orange and north Osceola counties. Split Oak Forest is part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Mitigation Park Program. Split Oak was purchased in 1994 through a cooperative agreement involving the Florida Communities Trust, Orange County, Osceola County, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The previous land-owners managed the area for cattle and forest resources. Split Oak Forest is currently managed to enhance and preserve the habitat of the gopher tortoise, a state listed species, along with the other wildlife and plants that inhabit this diverse area. The site is under a fire management program, and visitors have a first hand opportunity to observe the positive effects this practice has on our native plant communities. Wildlife viewing, hiking, and horseback riding are likely to be most pleasant in the fall, winter and in the spring when the weather is cooler and bugs may be less plentiful. Children under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet when horseback riding on public lands. All horseback riders must have proof of current negative Coggins Test results for their horses when on state lands. While you are on the area, be sure to visit the namesake of Split Oak Forest, a spectacular 200 year-old live oak tree that split down the middle and survived!

off trail
over grown
3 months ago

no shade
Thu Feb 07 2019

nice hike very flat. anyone know if bicycles are officially allowed here?

Mon Dec 09 2013

After talking with All Trails they stated each trail in a park should be separate. So.... Tada! Point to point Center is 1 mi. 2mi round trip. Great short little trail running/hiking.... Not so sandy that I had to take my shoes.

5 months ago

Fri Mar 01 2019

Sun Feb 03 2019

Fri Dec 11 2015