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the Florida trail is awesome and well maintained it is a beautiful trail

trail running
21 days ago

great trail ... well kept

great trail... well kept

Didn't actually get to do the trail because there is a $4 parking fee. Would have been happy to pay it, had I known, but I didn't have any cash on me.

Part of the Florida Trail. You can do this trail all the way up to Red Rocks road and connect to the Sweetwater Creek and Juniper Creek trail. I did this as just a little out and back to Alligator Creek.

I tried to do this hike back in summer, and had to turn around after a mile. I didn't have nearly enough water. If its hot, bring a lot of water. The first 2 miles is through a lot of sparse pine forest. Unlike some of the trails around in here in the Pines, the forest hasn't been burned in quite a while so there is quite a bit of underbrush off trail. Eventually, the trail hooks back up to Jupiter creek, even though you do not even get to see it, you get more into the hardwoods that provide more shade. I turned around at Alligator creek that had a pretty cool little foot bridge. The water was really clear and cool. The doggo loved it!

Other wise, kind of a typical little Florida hike in the pines, that eventually dives down into a ravine for the creek. The bugs were a little annoying once we got close to the creek, but not bad if you just keep moving. Anyway, a nice little outing and a change of scenery. There were a surprising amount of footprints; I think there is a band of trail runners that regularly traverse this trail. The trail had been recently mowed, and it was very easy to traverse. I am not sure if they mow it regularly, but it was great to walk a nicely maintained trail.

Part of the Florida Trail system. I just did this small segment as an out and back. If you are looking for a scenic trail, go south on the Jupiter Creek trail. If you just want to explore a different trail and like trail running, I'd recommend this one. There is absolutely no water on the portion I completed. The southern trail follows the creek, and you would think this one would too, but it veers off to the east instead.

Even though I went on a relatively overcast day, I was still pretty hot. There isn't much tree cover, just sparse pine trees. My poor doggo was dying from the heat, so plenty of water for your four legged friends is a must, especially dousing them when they get too hot.

If you are looking for a trail of endless pine trees, you have found it! I recommend this for an avid hiker looking to put some miles in, or better yet a trail runner that will run through this fairly boring stretch quickly. The ground is relatively flat and well marked, with minimal roots popping out. There was one tree canopy that had fallen over the trail about 0.5 miles out that you have to walk through the vines next to the trail, but besides that it was well kept. Could be a nice trail to park two vehicles and through hike it to Bear Lake.

Nice, paved, wide trail. I live footsteps away - just about 1.5 miles in from the beginning so I'm on a couple times a week. Slight elevation gain between historic Milton and the NAS. Best used for biking but loses a star for all the stop signs early on and the couple of intersections with Munson hwy.

road biking
5 months ago

Very clean and up kept

mountain biking
9 months ago

Bear Lake biking trail is a great easy to moderate ride. My husband and I rode it forwards and backwards in March. The only part that made the trail moderate was the gravel hill and a couple of other climbs. Going downhill was a blast with easy switchbacks. Lots of fun!
Walk to the grist mill after you ride. It is definitely an interesting historical part of the area.

Very nice wide paved trail. I was the only person walking it; everyone else was zooming past me on bikes. It's an incredibly long out and back, with multiple areas to park your car and jump on it. On the portion I did, much of it was facing east/west-ish and the setting sun was directly in my eyes on the way back. I recommend going as late as possible in the summer months due to the heat