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Hiking Lake Jessup Trail

  • Feb 17, 2013 · 1:00 PM
  • Soldier's Creek Trail

I've been on this trail a bunch of times. There's lots of fun stuff to look at, such as 10-foot-wide trees, mountain-biking ramps that no sane biker would ever use, wild oranges that you can eat, and a gorgeous overlook to Lake Jessup.

Details below:
- There doesn't seem to be an exact address, but it's very close to 298 Osprey Trl Longwood, FL 32750. Looking at satellite view, there's a baseball field just to the southwest and a parking lot at the southern tip of the baseball field (Type "[masked],[masked]" into Google Maps to see exactly where.) Let's meet at that parking lot.
- There will be two trails adjacent to the parking lot. One is a mountain bike trail where we may have a future mountain biking meetup. The other (across the street on the east side) is a nature trail. The trail we plan on doing is about 4 1/2 miles. If we're hungry for more, I'd guesstimate the other is about 1 1/2 to 2 miles.
- Be aware that to the best of my knowledge, there are no unlocked bathrooms in that area.
- In case you can't find us, I'll be on my cell. (407) 921-0775.

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  • Ralph Iles I.

    Wish is was longer with more difficult terrain. But I still had fun and met new people which is always a good thing.

    4 · February 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Unfortunately the terrain doesn't get much tougher in Florida! Lake Louisa has some hills, but otherwise mostly flat! Sandy hikes can be a killer though!

      2 · February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a blast!

    4 · February 17, 2013

  • Julioo

    I had a great..nice to meet you all! :-)

    3 · February 17, 2013

  • Ralph Iles I.

    Running 10 mins behind don't leave without me.

    February 17, 2013

    • Mike

      Ralph, we're about to get started. We'll be taking a the long way. Call me when you arrive and I'll tell you the shortcut to catch up with us.

      February 17, 2013

  • Trevor

    Running late. I'll try to catch up.

    February 17, 2013

  • Chelsea

    My car is still in the shop. Blah. Have fun!

    February 17, 2013

  • Jason

    The baseball field is enormous, so you can't miss it.

    February 17, 2013

  • Mike

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at the hike. For those who've been outside, I'm pretty sure the mosquitoes won't be bothering us today.

    Quick reminder: We're meeting at the baseball field that's VERY close to the address listed.

    February 17, 2013

  • Adele M. B.

    Just got done with a long hill run will have to skip this

    February 17, 2013

  • Jason

    Indeed.

    February 15, 2013

  • Aaron

    Wish I could make it, but will need to take someone to the airport. :(

    February 13, 2013

  • Aaron

    Wish I could make it, but will need to take someone to the airport. :(

    February 13, 2013

  • Dan

    Is Big Tree Park open (again)?

    February 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nope. Just rode past sunday, and sign stating closed for repairs was up.

      February 12, 2013

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