Spring Hammock Preserve Trail

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Spring Hammock Preserve Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Longwood, Florida that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
22 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

muddy

over grown

As of June 2018, some users have reported that large sections of this trail are closed due to storm damage. Lake Jesup is inaccessible from this trail. According to the county's website, they will be making improvements this year. Shaded hike to Lake Jesup. Park at the trailhead and hike down the main road (cypress trail). There are information signs along the way although there are indications of disrepair after the 2004 hurricanes. There is a spring located along west side of the trail about a mile from the trailhead.

walking
7 days ago

Great trail. However, right now the last 1/8 mike or so is under water.

hiking
15 days ago

The Trails End Sign was no t the end of the trail on this map.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery. I was able to see some interesting insects, snakes, and gators. The main trail is very straightforward and marked pretty well. There are benches but they all look unstable or are obscured by greenery. Unfortunately a couple of the boardwalks are closed and those that are open lead to overgrown and difficult (and somewhat dangerous) to navigate trails. I will most likely come back but I would love to see this place get some tlc.

hiking
6 months ago

I love this trail, but I would stay away for a bit longer following Irma. I started down the trail to check out how much damage there was from the storm and many trees are hanging over the trail waiting to come down. It looks like some maintenance has started already, but would give it a bit longer to enjoy this trail.

hiking
7 months ago

About a mile or so down the main trail, you can’t go any further because of water. You can’t even get near the boardwalk to Lk Jesup. The trail is pretty though. There’s a side trail to the left as you’re returning, that goes along another creek-very pretty. Will give you another mile or so. It comes out at the education center. Warning: the trails are very poorly marked. This isn’t up to Seminole County’s usual trail standards. Nice two hour walk though.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

easy to mountail buke kinda sad rhe boardwalk to lake Jessup is closed. Would love to see it open and be able to do gull trail.

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

I love walking this little trail. Unfortunately a few of the boardwalks are closed right now due to storms but it is in the works of them being redone. By next year, hopefully this will be back to an amazing trail and boardwalk. Not bad for riding a bike too.

hiking
Monday, December 19, 2016

I took my dog hiking here today. Nice loop trail following a creek for half of it. Some boardwalks were closed. Nice afternoon hike.

mountain biking
Saturday, December 17, 2016

I went here because Soldier Creek across the street was inaccessible due to construction. This trail is ok for people riding on a mountain bike for the first few times. Other than that, it's not challenging at all and it doesn't provide any obstacles. This is more of a hiking trail. It is very relaxing though.

hiking
Sunday, December 04, 2016

Be prepared to get wet. The boardwalks are still closed. Lots of signs are missing.

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Good shaded hike! A lot of the boardwalks are closed and we weren't able to get out to Lake Jesup and other areas.

walking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

I do love this trail. It is shady and the vegetation is lush. It is a shame that some of the bridges and boardwalks have not been repaired.
I have seen butterflies,large owls and alligators. Parts of the trail do flood.

hiking
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fun! The trail was blocked by water about 20 minutes in but it was a good little hike.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Not too bad, kids were disappointed that we didn't get to see any gators :(

trail running
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

good short and easy trail run. some muddy parts close sections during parts of the year. watch out for cypress tree roots! mostly shaded.

hiking
Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nice trail. Can be rather busy during weekends. 1.25 miles from the start until you reach the lake.

mountain biking
1 month ago

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hiking
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hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

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