Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area Loop Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area Loop Trail is a 18.6 mile loop trail located near Christmas, Florida that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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.

18.6 miles
82 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



A Daily-Use Permit is required to enter this area, unless you have purchased a Wildlife Management Area Permit. The area is open to public access year round. Facilities: Office; restroom; check station (operated seasonally); primitive group and equestrian camping areas

2 months ago

Very wet be sure to bring your trekking poles. As always, I wish I had more time. It was lovely. I took the myrtle trail. I started the one way in the back, but it looked a little too wet for the short time that I had. Little did I know that the myrtle trail was also quite wet. But I love these parks for no one is! Yes it rained, yes it’s humid, yes it’s hot, it’s also wonderful. And a few mosquitoes

6 months ago

Nice trail. Liked the orange trail beat!

scenic driving
6 months ago

There are many trails but chose the drive. We will be back to do the trails. Plenty of wildlife to see; Alligators, water foul, blue herons, snow egrets, turtles, cardinals, woodpeckers, and turkeys.

7 months ago

I parked it to myrtle parking lot and took the trail there. You walk in about 4/10 of a mile on a grassy Road and then you can go left or right and beyond a nice hiking trail. Make sure you look at the signs on the tree, the orange marks, because the truth is pretty messy at some points and Verizon and two other places then the orange marking tree there’s a little bridge and some boards you can walk over.. I walked slowly this time, and I’m glad I did, there a lot of limbs on the ground. And you can Easley trip.When you walked on the grassy Road, you’ll see some beautiful pines some beautiful cabbage palms and the effects of fire. You can see only did a couple miles, but that’s all I had time for today. So a lot of butterflies. And there is a trail to the west of the parking area that I completely missed of course so I just have to come back again

9 months ago

This looks like a very interesting place to trails. I just found a brief time here. Make sure you watch the trees for the trail. Because the trail it’s not very worn down itself. But the markings on the tree are fantastic.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

We actually have hybrid bikes that we like to ride on roads and paved trails. This was a great area for our ride.

Stop and check in at the entrance and its $3 cash self pay, leave envelope and take tear off receipt for your car dash. Make sure to sign in and sign out - and pick up one of their maps (I uploaded a copy here) I have been unable to find another map that shows the roads as well. but the map did cut off some of the hiking trails so be sure to bring your own for the river trail.

We came two different weekends. First time we parked at #9 and rode down powerline road until it ends at the St Johns and we watched some airboats on the water. A wildlife officer was parked there. No shade along the road, couple of one lane wood bridges. Nice hardpacked crushed shell roads. The grass parking areas will fit only a couple of cars, but there are many parking areas so no problem finding a space.

The next visit we parked at #7 and did a loop of the roads was about a 19 mile ride. If you have gaia gps I uploaded a track there. Long bluff and Fish hole roads have more shade. There is a great little lake at the south end of the property Lake Charlie that has pavilions, a small fishing pier, restrooms and space to launch kayaks and non motorized boats.

There is an area along fish hole road that obviously floods as they have a measuring stake alongside the road so you can tell how deep the water is. When we were there it was dry.

Long bluff road had some sandy areas but it had rained recently so it was well packed and we were fine on our bikes. Might get a little loose if its very dry.

Excellent well managed WMD they do some controlled burns. It was really cool to see such a variety of ecology - from swamp blooming with wild flowers by the st johns to more dry oak hammocks. To pine and palmettos, We will return!

cross country skiing
Sunday, June 21, 2015

I only went in half a mile or so both ways. It's pretty wet. Some area the water is ankle deep. I didn't bring mucks. Very secluded with a deep woods feel. Some was over grown but tree markers helped. Great for a group!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tosohatchee WMA protects a remote, rugged and wild stretch of the St. Johns River floodplain, with large expanses of palm hammock, pine flatwood, and old-growth oak and cypress forest for hikers to explore. ( has a good trail map: We tried the "White Loop," an 11.7 mile hike following the Florida Trail clockwise from the intersection of Powerline and Fish Hole Roads (parking) to a junction just past Tiger Branch campsite, where a white-blazed connector trail heads north to return you to the same leg of the Florida Trail you started out on, about 2.2 miles northwest of your car. ( has a nice description of this route: It's an excellent hike, with one major caveat: when the river is high, Tosohatchee gets REALLY wet--we were in ankle-to-calf-deep water more than half the way, which sapped a lot of time and energy, leaving us less able to relax and savor the surroundings than we would've liked. If you're not from the area, I'd suggest calling ahead to ask about trail conditions, and allowing lots of extra time for your hike. Of course, as with most anywhere in Florida, bring insect repellent along, too.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Awesome place to explore and go hiking. I love to bring my dogs here. The WMA is huge so you can be sure you don't have to see the same parts twice/barely any people around. Take care to not be in hunting areas on specified times. Beware there are tons of ticks!!

7 months ago

trail running
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