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Wild Orange and Hickory Loop Trail is a 2.8 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.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 16 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Camping

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

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Getting There

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.

Florida Office of Visitor Inquiry, Division of Tourism, 126 W. Van Buren Street , Tallahassee, FL, 32399-2000, Phone: 904-487-1462 5931 Hammock Road Sebring, Florida 33872 (863) 386-6094 http://www.floridastateparks.org/highlandshammock/

Directions from Sebring, FL: Travel west along County Route 634 for 4 miles to reach the park entrance.

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Bruce Odiorne
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Hiking

I would recommend this trail to an above average hiker - shady with lots of vistas and board walks. Nice wide, well marked trails and boardwalks with plenty of signs as well as new unmarked trails! Observed 3 different sizes of alligators, what I believed to be a Cottonmouth snake sunning himself, many hawks, but no Scrub Jays! Hiked about 5.5 miles in very unseasonably warm weather - nearly 85*!

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Bill DiTullio
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HikingMuddy
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William Turner
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HikingBugsMuddy

Wild Orange Grove Trail to Big Oak Trail to Hickory Trail to Fern Garden Trail and back.

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Elizabeth Ann
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HikingMuddy

This was a nice trail. I wouldn’t call it easy- only because when I think of an easy trail I think of my grandparents doing it and this would not have been for them. Lots of noisy squirrels and salamanders but also a few birds. It was just over 3 miles for me.

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Brianna Davis
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Hiking

Very nice and easy trail. Took our dog on the entire trail (even on the bridges) without problem. Lots of roots along the way but beautiful and diverse scenery.

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Dave Riddle
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HikingNo shade

Nice walk and very few people ever out here. Has very nice women & men’s restrooms. Have always been clean and well maintained

Ismael D
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Mountain biking

Nice trails for hiking, however, be aware that bikes can’t be taken into the trails, make sure you leave them on the bike racks. Trails are not suitable for mountain biking, enjoy the view on a nice walk.

Sylvia I.
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Hiking

Nice and well marked. mostly shaded. In Richard Lieber we saw otters and the poop was fresh on the boardwalk. LOL.

Jessica Vine
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Hiking

We had so much fun going through the various trails there. There was soooo much more to do but we didn’t have time. Will go back!

Linda Marcy
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A beautiful trail with lots of birds and other wildlife sightings. Views include ancient cypress and towering old citrus trees. Just one of several incredible trails within the Highlands Hammock State Park.

Becky Yu
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Great easy walk, great vegetation-including palms, pines, orange trees (with oranges), no Alligator(s)-did spot an Armadillo burrowing in the soft soil near the roadway entrance!

Marla Julian
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Walking

Beautiful!

Stephen Backof
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Mountain biking

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

Matt Wilson
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Hiking

Great trails for hiking and great primitive camping!

Matt Wilson
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Backpacking

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.

John Fowler Jr.
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Hiking

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

Kimberly Greenleaf
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Hiking

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

Tonia Maria
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Hiking

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.

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

Alex Radomski
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Hiking

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

Les Phagan
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Walking

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

Lou Breck
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Hiking
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Wagner Smith
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Hiking
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Kimberly Southcott
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Hiking
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Rod King
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Hiking
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Angela Rindone
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Sabrina G
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Lisa Ramsey Kietzman
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Hiking
kelly anderson
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