Trail Care on Green Swamp East

Come out for a work day on the Florida National Scenic Trail in Green Swamp East. We will meet at the Rock Ridge gate area.

Bring sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots (no flip flops), work gloves, water, lunch and/or snacks, and insect protection. 

Directions: from US-98 in north Lakeland turn east on Rock Ridge Rd., at fork bear left and continue 4.2 miles to gate on your left.  From SR-33 in Polk City travel north, turn left (west) on Dean Still Rd., turn right on Rock Ridge Rd., after 4.2 miles trail head (meet at gate) will be on your left.




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  • Janice Scroggie A.

    Directions from SR 33 - turn left on Dean Still - RIGHT onto Rock Ridge road...then in 4.2 miles and trail head on LEFT!!

    April 27

    • Janice Scroggie A.

      Fixed the posting !

      April 27

    • Eileen

      If you're coming from Polk City on SR33, once you're on Rock Ridge Road, isn't the trailhead on the north side of the road. That would be on the right. If you're coming from Lakeland off of 98, then the trailhead would be on left. Please advise. Need to know for future postings on Meetup & other. Thanks!

      May 19

  • Janice Scroggie A.

    Larry called and will be there to help!!!

    May 14

  • Wayne D.

    Looks like you need some help? You do know it will be HOT

    May 12

  • Eileen

    Please note, if you haven't previously filled out a Volunteer Profile with the Florida Trail Association (FTA), it would be helpful to the activity leader if you could do so before the hike. It only needs to be done once. The leader of trail care events will be logging each person's hours onto the state site. The info on hours spent helps the FTA receive funds and/or apply for grants. Please see link to FTA website to set up a Volunteer Profile.
    http://www.floridatrail.org/volunteer/volunteer-profile/

    1 · May 9

  • David W.

    Sorry Janice I won't be able to attend as they have scheduled Chapter Council Meeting for this day :-(

    May 9

  • Dareth M.

    The conflicts with the annual Nature Fest at Lake Louisa State Park. Hope I will get to catch you guys another time!

    1 · May 5

  • Kathryn

    Sorry to miss so many good outings. We expect to be back at it after John recovers from back surgery.

    May 5

  • Janice Scroggie A.

    Those familiar with SR 33 - can also turn left (west)on Poyner Road and left on Rock Ridge Rd, Trail Head comes up on your right.

    April 27

  • Lori D.

    Is this really at 8 pm?

    March 25, 2014

    • Eileen

      No I goofed. Will fix as soon ad I get to big computer. Sorry :)

      March 25, 2014

    • Eileen

      Time has been changed to 8am. Sorry!

      March 25, 2014

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