The Florida Trail Segment 18: Green Swamp East Trailhead to Richloam Fire Tower

MODERATE 3 reviews

The Florida Trail Segment 18: Green Swamp East Trailhead to Richloam Fire Tower is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Polk City, Florida that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
62 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

It was too hot for me today 93 to really enjoy the trail, I did however see a deer and my first alligator, the deer ran right towards me, than past me like I wasn't even there right on the straight hard pack road that begins the trail. The gator was in a small green swamp almost back to the y of the trail. It's quite sandy hiking the loop and not much for shade.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
Sunday, January 12, 2014

nice trail well marked .GPS is wrong for the entrance. You need to go farther west.