DESCRIPTION: We will be hiking west from the trailhead. We will be hiking five miles out, taking a lunch/snack break, and then returning to trailhead. Approximate GPS coordinates of turn around and snack break is:[masked], [masked]
THIS IS A STRICTLY ENFORCED REQUIREMENT. ALL HIKERS WILL NEED TO HAVE A MINIMUM OF TWO LITERS OR QUARTS OF WATER TO CARRY ON THE HIKE. IF A HIKER DOES NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED AMOUNT OF WATER THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SIGN-IN AND PARTICIPATE ON THIS FTA SPONSORED HIKE.
The Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway is a mile wide and 110-mile-long corridor across North Central Florida was once meant to be a sea-level ship canal during the Great Depression and then a lock and dam barge canal in the 1960s to expedite shipping across the peninsula. Instead, it’s been preserved for recreation and wildlife habitat that traverses a significant portion of the upper Florida peninsula. The greenway starts at the Gulf of Mexico near Yankeetown and runs in an easterly direction to just south of Ocala. From there the corridor turns to the northeast and follows the Ocklawaha River near Silver Springs until it meets the St. Johns River near Palatka.
BRING OR WEAR: Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots (no flip flops or barefoot), water, snacks and/or lunch, and insect protection. It is necessary to bring a MINIMUN OF TWO LITERs OR QUARTS water.