Come out and join us for a hike from Saddle Creek County Park into the state Tenoroc section. We will hike approximately 5 to 6 miles. We will be going out on one direction on the two blue loops to the orange trail. After crossing Saddle Creek Road, we will be hiking to the four benches. At the benches, we will be stopping for snack/and or lunch. On the return, we will be following the other sides of the blue loops. On the way back, we will be stopping at the observation tower.
Hike should take between three and four hours. The pace will be moderate (a 2 on a scale of 1-3). There are some hills but nothing too serious.
Please wear supportive footwear or good hiking shoes & BRING WATER. Bug repellent is advised as well as sun protection. Bring snacks and/or lunch.
Please note, as you are doing a Florida Trail chapter activity, it is not necessary to pay for admittance. If coming to area on your own, please be advised there is a $3/person fee. Self-pay station is found at beginning of trail. State trail is only open Friday through Monday.
Link to pdf flyer re trails below:
If you look at that info, we will be first going on the east side of the Lake Loop (the part the brochures describes as "Roller Coaster Trail"). We then go onto the east side of Flatwoods Loop. From there, we will be using the Connector Trail until we come to the four benches. On the return, we will be on the west side of the loops.
There is also good info on following link. Author said trails connect with Green Swamp. That maybe inaccurate. Also note the comments made re trail overgrown. We recently did a major trail maintenance. Trails are in good shape ANd observation tower has been reopened.
If you follow the map link from Meetup.com (by clicking on the emblem next to the event address - Saddle Creek Park), you will be taken to a spot close to where we start. The link is to the county office, which is just after the road splits The office & maintenance buildings are on the left. The parking area for the hike is further down the road to the left, past the restrooms on the right. There is a map kiosk to the left of where the trail starts in the woods. The start of the trail is on the left side of the road.