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Kids Day Hike with a Nature Treasure Hunt

Kids, bring your Parent(s) and Friends along for a fun day hike and Nature Treasure Hunt in the Split Oak Forest.
We will meet at the Split Oak Forest Mitigation Park Parking Area off Clapp Simms Duda Road in South Orange County at 10:00 am for a 3.2-mile (loop) day hike and see the 200 year old Oak Tree that has split in half over 50 years ago and is still living. Along the way we will be on a Nature Treasure Hunt courtesy of The Nature Conservancy.
It is recommended that each person bring at least 30 oz or more of water, sunscreen, hat, bug spray, and a light snack. Kids make sure your Parent(s) can hike at least 3.2 total miles at a leisurely pace with occasional breaks if needed.
Any age is welcome and please, no pets.
Split Oak Forest Mitigation Park is located 13 driving miles South of the Orlando International Airport. From Toll Road 417 head South on Narcoossee Road for 3.4 miles turning East on Clapp Simms Duda Road then follow Clapp Simms Duda for 1.6 miles to the trailhead on the Right. There are No Restrooms or Water located at the trailhead.

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  • Traci L.

    Thanks Mike! Carolyn and I had a great time!!

    October 21, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Mike, thank you so much for organizing the hike today! We had a wonderful time!

    October 20, 2013

  • Cindy E.

    I am assuming that trail is fairly cleared so we can wear shorts. Is that correct?

    October 19, 2013

    • Mike U.

      I hiked it last month and it was clear. There was one short patch (about 30 feet) that had standing water, but was passable without getting my socks wet. Of course it had just rained the day before, so I anticipate it to be dry now.

      October 19, 2013

  • Lauren M.

    Hey Mike,
    I changed my RSVP to NO as I'm not sure if we'll be able to make it for this Sunday... if we can't make it this time, I hope there will be another "kid friendly" event like this soon.
    Thanks!
    Lauren

    October 18, 2013

    • Mike U.

      That's alright. We'll hold a place for you if you can still make it. If not, we'll see you on the next one. I'm going to try to get a few more kid friendly events posted as soon as I get my schedule worked out.

      October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to keep going back and forth about coming to the MeetUp.

    October 18, 2013

    • Mike U.

      No problem, maybe we'll see you at the next one.

      October 18, 2013

  • Rebecca

    I don't have kids, but I'm looking forward to the hike!

    October 16, 2013

    • Mike U.

      Kids are not required, but there may be some parents coming that will be willing to loan a few out.

      2 · October 17, 2013

  • Brian R.

    Really hoping I can make it, looking forward to meeting new (outdoor) enthusiastic people with my kids.

    October 14, 2013

  • Brian R.

    Really hoping I can make it, looking forward to meeting new (outdoor) enthusiastic people with my kids.

    October 14, 2013

    • Mike U.

      Hopefully we’ll see you there. Looks like we’ll have a great group and nice weather as well.

      October 14, 2013

  • Brian R.

    Really hoping I can make it, looking forward to meeting new (outdoor) enthusiastic people with my kids.

    October 14, 2013

  • Ken

    Do you think a 3 year old could do this?

    September 13, 2013

    • Mike U.

      Sure. I don’t have a time limit, so we can take as many breaks as you may need. We can do the trail counter clockwise so we will arrive at split oak in just shy of a mile. That way it can turn into a 1.8 mile out and back if you need to go early.

      September 13, 2013

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