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

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
11 days 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
2 months ago

hiking
Sunday, January 12, 2014

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