Hike the Ft. Braden Trails

Hiked one of the Ft. Braden trails last minute last weekend and was pleasantly surprised at how pretty and somewhat varied the trail was. The trail is listed as being 4 1/2 miles but our pedometer showed closer to 5 1/2, from parking lot, out and back. There is some varied terrain; mainly flat but there are a couple of areas where there's some decent descents and small hills; we were huffing a bit with a couple of these, and hiking sticks would be good if you have them, but not a necessity. With a couple of stops etc., it took us a couple of hours to walk; not a fast pace. Mainly shaded so decently cool and very pretty; there were mosquitos as well as ticks; strong bug spray highly recommended. We thoroughly enjoyed, and a decent workout. So....join us if you'd like; we will have two large and friendly dogs with us, and drive a blue car; I'm Anne and hubby is Todd. If you come, bring hiking sticks if you have them, water, bug spray and other items you may wish. We'll hike and then we'll head home as we'll have the dogs; others may choose to go out for lunch after. Info. and directions in link below; go halfway down the page for info. for the 'Ft. Braden Tract;' this is where we will be going:

http://www.floridaforestservice.com/state_forests/lake_talquin/LTSF_recreation.html#braden

We'll be hiking the East trail; map here...
http://www.floridaforestservice.com/state_forests/sf_pdf/LTSF_FtBraden_trails.pdf

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  • Curt M.

    Weather was beautiful, terrain was varied and interesting, but not difficult, bugs were almost nonexistent except for a few ticks, and the company was unsurpassed!

    April 16, 2012

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    A former member

    Beautiful day for a hike--great scenery! Also, the canine companions were wonderful =) Many thanks to Anne and Todd for putting this together!

    April 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gorgeous weather, pretty scenery, and met some very nice and interesting new people; lovely way to spend a Sunday morning...More hikes to come!!

    April 15, 2012

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