Wild Orange and Hickory Loop Trail

EASY 20 reviews

Wild Orange and Hickory Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sebring, Florida that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
22 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

One of Floridas oldest parks, opening to the public in 1931, this park was established when local citizens came together to promote the hammock as a candidate for national park status. During the Great Depression, just prior to World War II, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed additional park facilities and the beginnings of a botanical garden. Many visitors enjoy bicycling the scenic 3-mile loop drive or hiking along the parks nine trails. An elevated boardwalk traverses an old-growth cypress swamp. Picnicking is another popular activity as are ranger-guided tours of the park. Highlands Hammock offers a full-facility campground, as well as a youth/group tent campground. A recreation hall is available for rental, as are several picnic pavilions. A museum showcasing the history of the CCC is open 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Located on County Road 634, four miles west of Sebring.

17 days ago

2 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Beautiful!

mountain biking
6 months ago

Peaceful ride, lots of cool wildlife to see. They have bike rentals there at a very reasonable price if you want to ride. Very nice staff

camping
6 months ago

10 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Decent trails. Trail "lengths" in minutes is a bit overrated.. Was done with most in just slightly over half the time it allotted per trail. Bugs were terrible.

road biking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Great trails for hiking and great primitive camping!

backpacking
11 months ago

Great trails, all well maintained. Did all of the loop trails with ease. Camped in the primitive camping area and hiked starting from our site out to the bike path and made a full loop back to the camp site.

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

Highlands Hammock has lots of very flat, easy trails. Some are long and some are shirt. It's a great place to hike!

road biking
11 months ago

road biking
Monday, June 13, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Did all 5 short loop trails. All were well-kept and we saw otter, alligators and woodpeckers.

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Very nice for a Florida trail. Fun walk ways and plenty of alligator sightings! We saw a mama sunbathing with three or four babies on her.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Very nice place. Deer flies can get bad at times on the trails.

hiking
Saturday, November 29, 2014

hiking
Friday, April 20, 2012

Just beautiful!!!! Camped there for 7 days. Lots of diff Eco systems. Tons of wildlife

walking
Sunday, August 22, 2010

A beautiful place to see. Lots of trees and wildlife.