What we're about

The Heartland Chapter is one of 19 chapters for the Florida Trail Association. The FTA is a volunteer group that maintains the Florida National Scenic Trail, a 1500 mile thru hiking trail from Big Cypress to the Panhandle. The Heartland Chapter is responsible for the maintenance of the trail in Polk, Highlands, Hardee and Desoto counties. We also maintain several loop trails throughout Polk County. Visit us at www.HeartlandFTA.org (http://www.heartlandfta.org/) for more information about our chapter. Or go to www.floridatrail.org (http://www.floridatrail.org/) to learn more about the Florida Trail Association.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Becoming a member of this Meetup group is not to be assumed as becoming a member in the Florida Trail Association (FTA). FTA membership information is available at https://www.floridatrail.org/make-a-difference/become-a-member/ .

Upcoming events (1)

hike at Tenoroc, Saddle Creek RD entrance Lost Lake East

Saddle Creek Park trails Entry

This is a 5.5 mile moderate hike. Be on time for sign in etc., as we will leave at 7:15
If you're a fast hiker this is not for you !!!

we will hike the flat woods trail then the Lost Lake hilly trail ( Hiking stick is recommended)
After that we cross Saddle Creek Rd and hike to the 4 benches.
Most of the trails will be in the shade

Bring at least 1 l water, good shoes, mosquito spray

You do not have to pay as this is a FTA hike. If you come on your own you have go the check in Station on Tenoroc Mine Rd, and pay $3.oo

Past events (700)

Rock Ridge Rd Green Swamp East

18038 Rockridge Rd

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