Meet us at the informational kiosk at the park entrance. Be on time or we'll leave without you. There's basically only 1 trail there. It's to the left of the kiosk & pretty much a straight shot to the river. We'll hike about 2 to 3 hours.
Check out this link~! http://www.floridahikes.com/bear-encounter-at-black-bear-wilderness
The following from this link: Read more about the park and view vicinity map:
"The 1650-acre Black Bear Wilderness Area (BBWA) was purchased to preserve its diverse array of habitats, which include Mixed Hardwood Swamp, Floodplain Swamp, Floodplain Marsh and Hydric Hammock. The trail system takes visitors through the Hydric Hammock and onto an historic levee to its end at the St. Johns River. Animals seen on the wilderness area include Florida black bear, bobcat, white-tailed deer, barred owls, red-shouldered hawk, wood stork, dusky pygmy rattlesnake, corn snake, and Florida box turtle."
This from this link:
"One of Seminole County’s newest natural lands, the Black Bear Wilderness Area offers some of the best birding and wildlife watching in the region. True to its name, it was a place to find bear scratches on trees, bear prints, bear scat and Florida black bears themselves. We saw a mother and two large cubs as we were leaving. It’s a 2-mile round-trip to an overlook on the St. Johns River, or up to 2.8 miles if you wish to walk above the river looking for birds and watching boaters. With a trail that’s mostly shaded and extensive views of marshlands, it’s a very enjoyable hike.
Spray yourself liberally with bug repellent before setting out on this trail if the weather is warm. Walk softly, as wildlife is everywhere. Be very cautious of getting off the high ground of the berm, since snakes and alligators do sun themselves along these slopes."