Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Sanford with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is one of the best places to view wildlife in Seminole County, and especially in the area around Lake Jesup. Almost 200 species of birds have been recorded in this park, as well as many insects, mammals, and reptiles. The trails are easy to follow in the live oak hammock, but once you get out on the flats, you're pretty much on your own. The official trail is slightly higher in elevation, but I never stay on the trail in the flats. There's almost no point to it.

During the rainy season, the flats often flood. In fact they are currently flooded, and it was impossible to walk any part of the flats. The trails in the hammock area are also a bit muddy.

walking
1 month ago

The trail isn’t visible. It’s under water.

nature trips
2 months ago

The park was really pretty with lots of interesting oak trees but the trail itself was ankle deep water. I should have read the reviews first my bad.

hiking
6 months ago

It was okay, a little hard to follow the route from the app if you don't pay attention to your phone. Your basically using different trails and almost doing a figure 8. Half of the trail is wide open with no shade and small sections of sugar sand. The other half made up for it with lots of shade and trees. I probably wouldn't do this one regularly and might try another one in the area instead.

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

nice place too take the kids they would like it, also if ya'll love to hike, birdwatch or going scenic walking there's lots of wildlife. also take some water. in the month of may the flowers bloom yellow.

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

its not a bad trail, i would not go during the raining season there's alot of mud.

mountain biking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Perhaps January isn't a good time of year to go--there wasn't much to look at. About 70% of the trail was all but ruined from all the deep horse prints in the ground. I had to set my mtn bike to the lowest gear, even with full suspension, and even then it was like riding on the back of a hayride over cobblestone. Painful and tedious. But-- the other 30% of the ride was cool... through an elevated aisle between palm trees. My trail dead ended into the 417, which was very anticlimactic considering all the work I went through to get past the horseshoe pits and mud. I will not bike this trail again. The view at the parking lot was more rewarding than the trail, at least for me.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Great scenery and isolation for a half day hike.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It's gorgeous by the parking area. There are several huge oak trees dripping with Spanish moss.

Once you get past the first bit of the trail it gets so much better. For a good part of it you're up on a ridge among palm trees overlooking the grassy marsh.

I don't think it's used much anymore as bits of the trail are hard to distinguish.

Definitely wear bug spray as it's marshy.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Won't hike this trail again. No shade. Lots of sugar sand. I didn't care for how this trail is marked. At one point you come to a fork with no directional sign. Marked with a combination of blazes and letters sometimes the blazed which are red are on the backside of the post. At letter J you get to hike down a very over grown path. Due to my aversion of rattlesnake venom I decided to turn back at this point.

hiking
Monday, April 11, 2016

It wasn't a bad trail. Not much to see though. We took the blue trail to Katie's Landing, and couldn't find where the trail continued. We walked all around the area, but couldn't find the next trailhead. Maybe we aren't great explorers, but we tried. Oh well. Probably won't visit here again.

Friday, January 01, 2016

This Trail was very nice, Went There For Orienteering and got a great workout 8 miles total. Trails are a combination of sand, pavement and brush. Will recommend. Our day was gorgeous!!

birding
Monday, October 12, 2015

I hiked through here on a birding field trip during the Space Coast Birding festival. We went through one area of lovely moss-covered trees and then into a great open clearing. Some of the birds we saw included: Wood Stork, Anhinga, Palm Warbler, both White and Glossy Ibis, Wilson's Snipe, Limpkin, Loggerhead Shrike, a Bald Eagle, and more...

hiking
Monday, October 13, 2014

Well if you like hiking in sand this ones for you.. Hot hot.. Hardly any tree cover.. Plus you hike near the sewer plant the smell is horrible.. The little park which charges walkers 2 dollars to enter is very nice.. It's across the road from the trail.. River is beautiful.. Nice place to chill.. All in all.. Wouldn't recommend nor will we return to this trail..

hiking
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Some parts of this trail are pretty nice, however be prepared to get your feet wet during a rainy season, most of the trail can be flooded...this is wetlands after all.

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